Apple Valley woman admits to embezzling $1M from veterans
- 2009/08/17 20:13:54
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Connie Marie Hanson, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to conceal her embezzlement.
She entered her plea in Minneapolis before U.S. District Court Judge David Doty. Hanson was charged on June 17.
Hanson was serving as an appointed fiduciary for 33 veterans.
According to her plea agreement, she 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.
Hanson also admitted she submitted a false federal fiduciary's accounting to the department to conceal and cover up the embezzlement.
Hanson faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. She will be sentenced at a future date.
The Department of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division and the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force investigated the case.
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