US Attorney's Office Files For Information On Former DC ANC Commissioner William Shelton

3:03 PM, Jan 11, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- 9 News Now has learned a U.S. attorney is looking into the mismanagement of funds by former ANC commissioner William Shelton. Shelton used to be an ANC commissioner in Ward 5.

You can view the court document here (in PDF format).

Shelton is accused of using more than $28,000 in city money for personal purposes. In the document filed on Wednesday, the U.S. attorney writes:

"Between in or about August of 2010 and August of 2011, within the District of Columbia and elsewhere, defendant William C. Shelton, knowingly and with intent to defraud, trafficked in and used one or more unauthorized access devices, that is, a Wachovia Bank credit card issued to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Ward 5B, and by such conduct, obtained something of value aggregating $1,000 or more during a one-year period..." 

9News Now learned in June 2011 that the DC auditor sent letters to the Office of the Inspector General and the Attorney General, calling for an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of thousands of dollars from a city fund. According to members of the commission, the account was nearly wiped clean, from $34,000 to just $6.00.


According to the auditor, an illegally obtained Wachovia Bank ATM card was issued to William Shelton. When we stopped by his apartment in June to find out about the missing money, he would not talk to us. He later called and said he would have a "complete explanation" in a few days.

Earlier in June 2011, David Hooper stepped down as Vice Chair of the ANC 5B citing "my busy and demanding schedule." In a resignation letter he wrote, "However, I will continue the facilitation of laborious efforts in collaboration with public and private sectors to enhance quality of life for constituents in my respective Single Member District 5B-07."

No court date is scheduled for Shelton yet.

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