Omaha Man Convicted of Embezzling Money From Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation
The man who stole from one of Warren Buffett's foundations has been sentenced to jail and probation. Douglas County District Court records say 39-year-old Dhaval Patel pleaded guilty to stealing $46,000 from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Wednesday. He was given 180 days in jail, five years of probation and ordered to do 500 hours of community service. Patel had been hired to monitor programs that receive money from the foundation. Prosecutors say that from December 2011 to April this year, Patel padded his expense account, seeking reimbursement for travel expenses he'd never incurred or had been prepaid. Patel, who lives in Omaha, has paid back the money.