Montgomery Co. sues former employee busted for embezzlement

He cost Montgomery County, Maryland, millions; now he’s being sued by his former employer.

Montgomery County is suing former county economic official Byung “Peter” Bang and several others connected with a scheme that embezzled millions from the county. The lawsuit was first reported by Bethesda Magazine.

The accusations listed in the lawsuit against Bang and the other defendants include fraud, conspiracy, violation of the Maryland False Claims Act and aiding and abetting, among others.

The county is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Bang is in the beginning of a 15-year prison sentence, after he was found guilty of stealing more the $6.7 million.

When he was sentenced back in March, Bang was ordered to pay back the county in restitution, but prosecutors admitted in court that they expected to get back only a fraction of that money.

John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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