June 20, 2005
HUNTINGTOWN MAN SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF EXCISE
TAX OWED THE STATE
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that 63
year old Kenneth Ervin Meneely, Jr. of Huntingtown, Maryland pled
guilty to one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary
(embezzlement). Meneely, a former licensed boat dealer and President
of KMJCL Inc. d.b.a. All Pro Marine, collected more than $44,000.00
in excise tax between May 8, 2004 and September 30, 2004 from six
individual boat purchasers and failed to remit the tax, as required
by statute, to the Department of Natural Resources.
The Honorable Thomas G. Ross, Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s
County, accepted the recommendation of the State and sentenced
Meneely to three years imprisonment, suspended the entire sentence,
placed Meneely on one year of supervised probation and ordered
him to pay restitution to the Department of Natural Resources.
Fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary carries a maximum penalty
of five years imprisonment.
The case was prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General,
Criminal Investigations Division and was investigated by CID with
the assistance of the Department of Natural Resource Police and