Protecting Your Organization from Financial Crimes. Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar Pat Diamond Assistant County Attorney 612-348-8406 Pat.Diamond@co.hennepin.mn.us. Statistics and Context.
Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar
Assistant County Attorney
Michael Streitz - President of Metro Sr. Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues 1990-98. Collected $350 from each participating team. 30 Teams participating $220 for insurance to be purchased from National Babe Ruth Baseball.
1999 - State Babe Ruth Commissioner learns that the national Babe Ruth Organization believes only four teams play in Metro Babe Ruth League.
Investigation showed Streitz collected money but did not forward it to the National League. Teams were playing without insurance.
Defendant had a gambling problem. Money was gambled away.
Authorization -- decision to spend money.
Payment -- mechanics of spending, whether by actual payment or reimbursement.
Reconciliation - report that money has been spent as authorized.
Actually follow the rules and procedures as adopted.