Former Pastry Chef to be Indicted

The former pastry chef at an Atlantic City casino faces federal fraud charges in connection with an embezzlement scheme that took place within the business in 2004.

Michael Paulson, of Harrah’s, was arraigned on five counts of wire fraud and one count of email fraud Tuesday in the U.S. District Court.

Paulson, one of the ringleaders in the money laundering scheme, was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury. The federal indictment says Paulson, with the help of 13 chefs and bartenders throughout Atlantic City and Harrah’s, embezzled over $679,000 from unsuspecting diners and tourists between 2004 and 2009.

Investigators are still waiting on arraignments and federal charges with some of the suspected individuals. | 276-645-2531 | Twitter: @RSorrellBHC |