Former Innovate Mississippi CFO Tonya Klauser pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in U.S. District Court on October 21, 2014. The bill of information states she embezzled $395,484 from Innovate Mississippi. The embezzlement occured from 2010 to 2013. Judge Tom Lee sentenced her on September 3, 2015:
30 days incarceration; 2 months halfway house; 3 years supervised release, with 6 months being home confinement; $598,143.38 restitution; $100 special assessment. Signed by District Judge Tom S. Lee on 9/10/2015 (ND)Attorney Cliff Johnson represented Klauser.
Note: Sorry about the second post. The conviction was discovered after the Innovate Mississippi lawsuit story was posted. It seemed easier to just write a second post than cram everything into one monster story.