Former attorney sentenced to prison for embezzlement in connection with restaurant group


Date: September 21, 2020


PHOENIX, Ariz. – Gregory McClure of Willcox, Arizona, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge G. Murray Snow to just over six months in prison, followed by six months of home detention. After serving home detention, McClure must serve three years of supervised release. McClure was also ordered to pay $1,339,252.69 in restitution.

Last year, McClure pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from bank accounts owned by Boomtown Management, Inc., an enterprise that owned and operated various restaurants associated with popular music artists throughout the United States. Using his access as Boomtown's in-house attorney, McClure took money from Boomtown bank accounts in order to gamble at local casinos.

Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Monica Edelstein, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.