BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- A West Michigan man who set up shell companies and opened bank accounts to help embezzle money from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has been given 6 years in a federal prison.
He was charged with money laundering and failing to pay federal taxes on the 850-thousand he claimed was being used to help children in Africa. ‘
Court documents say Nehemia Muzamhindo of Kentwood spent the money on household expenses and “an active social life”.
He has been ordered to pay 750-thousand in restitution but probably won't be able to pay it.
A Foundation employee working in South Africa who was part of the scam is serving 15 years there.
A third man cut a deal, cooperated with prosecutors and only got 6 months.