UTA employee sentenced for misuse of public funds, with over $2 million recovered

Mar 31, 2022, 3:01 PM

SALT LAKE CITY—A UTA employee, David Leroy Healy, was sentenced to 364 days in Salt Lake County Jail after pleading guilty to pattern of unlawful activity and misuse of public funds.

According to a release from UHP Healy’s prosecution led to the recovery of more than $2 million for victims and tax payers.

The release states, “Part of the plea agreement includes restitution for the stolen money:

– $191,215.21 held in accounts at Mountain America Credit Union

– $649,837.46 contained in various accounts at Cyprus Credit Union

– $1,478,794.00 contained in an escrow account at Zion’s Bank

– 2015 Dodge Ram 1500

– 2019 Jeep Cherokee

– Coin Collection

– Ruger Revolver

– UTA Employee Retirement Pension

– ROUGH TOTAL $2,319,846.67 (some items still need appraisal)”


“Public Institutions belong to the people. In this case, a government employee violated the public trust, that trust has been restored and the defendant held accountable in court.” Said DA Sim Gill. “The purpose of government is to do good and provide a service, it is not a personal piggy bank for a dishonest employee. I would like to thank the attorneys, officers, and citizens who worked to ensure justice was done.”

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