Sunday, August 16, 2009

Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty In $1 Million Embezzlement Case

Connie Marie Hanson, 55, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, pleaded guilty recently to one count of "making a false statement to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs" in connection with her misappropriation of some $1 million from the government agency. In her plea agreement, Hanson, admitted that from 2006 through 2008, she took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the veterans' bank accounts and used the money to support a gambling habit. She faces up to five years in prison.

Read the story here and here.

Update: Hanson was sentenced to 55 months in prison on March 2, 2010.

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