The former director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Waterbury Region was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in New Haven.
Robert Generali, on a criminal complaint of stealing thousands of dollars from the non-profit organization he directed, is now facing four counts of theft and 16 counts of wire fraud, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney David B. Fein.
The formal indictment alleges that Generali, 52, of Waterbury, embezzled thousands of dollars from the club’s finances and made unauthorized charges to the club’s credit card.
Federal prosecutors said the embezzlements occurred between January 2007 and May 2011, a few months after Generali resigned.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury has received federal grant monies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and a grant awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Fein said.
If convicted, Generali is facing a maximum prison term of 10 years for each count on the theft. On the wire fraud, he is facing a maximum of 20 years on each count.