Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

August 18, 2023 Contact: Matt Jablow, 720-913-9025

William Schwartz Sentenced to 16 Years for Felony Theft

Denver – Judge Adam Espinosa today sentenced William Schwartz to 16 years in the Department of Corrections for one count of class two (F2) felony theft, and 6 years for one count of class three (F3) felony theft.  The sentences will run concurrently.  Schwartz was indicted by a grand jury in April of 2022 and he was convicted at trial on May 30 of this year.

Between 2014 and 2019, Schwartz stole more than $1.5 million from two organizations associated with Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Schwartz was a treasurer of the two organizations at the time.

“William Schwartz violated the trust of organizations devoted to helping sick children.  There is absolutely no excuse for his egregious crimes and I am pleased that he will pay a serious price for his actions. I want to thank the team in the Economic Crimes Unit who worked so hard to gain a measure of justice,” said Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.


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