February 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:21 p.m. CST
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) _ The former finance director for a Kansas
City-based agency founded by President Dwight Eisenhower admits he
stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit organization.
David Schlotzhauer pleaded guilty in a federal court yesterday
to stealing more than one-hundred-forty-eight thousand dollars from
People to People International in a scheme prosecutors say went on
for more than two years.
Prosecutors say the Leawood man stole from the group's checking
account and charged items for himself on its credit card. They're
seeking a sentence of 18 to 24 months.
People to People promotes understanding, peace and friendship
through programs in 135 countries, ranging from youth camps to
efforts against land mines. The agency's president and CEO is the
former president's granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower.