another fine example of corruption

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why isnt she in jail

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LITTLE ROCK—Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today the waiver of indictment and plea of guilty to a felony information by Debra Shannon, age 56, of Pocahontas, Arkansas. The information, which was filed in open court today, charges Shannon with one count of mail fraud.
For 37 years, Shannon held the position of chief financial officer at the Black River Area Development Corporation (BRAD) in Pocahontas, Arkansas. BRAD administers programs to assist low-to-moderate income residents of Clay, Lawrence, and Randolph Counties. Part of Shannon’s job duties included writing checks from various payroll accounts to pay employees and vendors as well as reconciling those accounts.
At the plea hearing held before the Honorable J. Leon Holmes, Shannon admitted that she wrote checks to herself from various checking accounts with the majority of the checks being written from the payroll account. She would then obtain the bank statements after they were received through the mail, disguise the payee on the cancelled check, photocopy the disguised checks, and put the altered checks in BRAD’s records. This activity began on or before December 28, 2001, and continued until May 2012. The total amount of checks embezzled was $390,735.65.
Thyer stated,“Embezzlement by a trusted employee is conduct which cannot be tolerated.” He added,“The stolen funds should have been utilized to assist the poor citizens and communities in the Black River area of our state, not to fraudulently increase an employee’s salary.”
The statutory penalty for embezzlement for mail fraud is not more than 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. Shannon remains free on her own recognizance pending sentencing, which has not yet been set.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen Whatley.
Please tell us why this women is out and about in the town after stealing almost $391,000 in 11 years?
Just what did she do with all that money that she stole from the poor people here in this area?
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Ash Flat, AR

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Sep 20, 2012
 

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those good poor people didnt even miss it
they survived without it
she was just being a responsible demoncrat
take from the rich give to the poor (herself)
Clark

Jonesboro, AR

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Is that Preston Clarks ex wife ? If so, I find this unbelievable
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Sep 21, 2012
 

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Well I just hope she is put in prison where she belongs!
A OBama supporter

Horseshoe Bend, AR

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guest wrote:
Well I just hope she is put in prison where she belongs!
Just wait for Obama or the Governor to pardon her, it's the Democratic way , she was just redistributing the wealth.
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Ravenden, AR

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Sep 24, 2012
 
oh no
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yuppp wrote:
oh no
Where does she live? What does she drive? With that much "extra money" in her life someone should have bben onto something a long time ago.
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Jonesboro, AR

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She lives in a little modest house and drives a chevy. She doesn't spend as much money as she earned
from the looks of things.
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Jonesboro, AR

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Sep 26, 2012
 

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Heard she is on suicide watch
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Jonesboro, AR

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guest wrote:
those good poor people didnt even miss it
they survived without it
she was just being a responsible demoncrat
take from the rich give to the poor (herself)
It sounds more like the Republican trickle down theory.
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what kind of sentence did she get at court?
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Horseshoe Bend, AR

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Her release date is May of 2015 but she will be out a lot sooner because she kept her mouth shut. Also she is in a nice medicial center in Ft. Worth Tx and the almost 400 grand will never be repaid, just like Nicky and Furry Murray. Funny how in the federal system where there is no parole white collar criminals always get out early and never repay the money. A poor person gets 3 years they do 30 months or more and the government hounds them to death for the money. She will probably end up mayor or head of the chamber of commerce.
duh she is a democrat

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Redneck wrote:
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It sounds more like the Republican trickle down theory.
sounds like Obama's wealth redistribution program to me.
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Chris wrote:
Heard she is on suicide watch
She didn't need to be on suicide watch when she was stealing that 400 grand. Must be a relative judging all these comments, why else would someone take for a thief? No wonder a respectable business doesn't want to come here all you hear is someone in a state or county position is always in trouble.
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Apr 10, 2013
 
Yes, she is Preston Clark's first wife. They married in the latev70's. Not sure when the divorce, many years ago...finances may have been their major marital problem.
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Did she ever say what she did with the money?
what did she do with it

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king wrote:
Did she ever say what she did with the money?
She was a liberal democrat and probably gave money to the sheriff and county commissioner , the Governor and Obama.
That is why she got such a sweet deal, 2 years in a federal hotel with free food and no work. That works out to $200,000 a year. Not a bad deal was it?
John

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Who all is a liberal here?

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