Former US Pain Foundation CEO pleads guilty to embezzling $1.5M

The former CEO of the U.S. Pain Foundation, a nonprofit charity representing chronic pain victims, pleaded guilty this week to embezzling $1.5 million from the company, according to the Hartford Courant.

U.S. Attorney John Durham accused former CEO Paul Gileno of stealing the money for personal expenses, including a vacation and mortgage payments. Mr. Gileano also diverted money to relatives, plaintiffs claimed.

Mr. Gileno also pleaded guilty to tax and fraud charges.

He faces up to five years in prison and likely will be ordered to repay the stolen money and a fine, according to the report.  

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