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August 1, 2014

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Court rejects woman’s appeal in embezzlement case

CARSON CITY — A panel of a federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a Henderson woman who was convicted in 2012 of embezzling more than $50,000 from the Laborers’ International Union Local 872.

Stacy Johnson was sentenced to a year in prison, a year of supervised release and ordered to pay $53,000 in restitution.

Johnson challenged the condition of her release that she make restitution payments of $500 a month, saying it was unreasonable in light of her financial circumstances.

The panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said today that the restitution order “is reasonably related to the goals of deterrence and providing just punishment...” and “does not involve a greater deprivation of liberty than is reasonably necessary.”

Johnson was a cashier in the Las Vegas front office of the union, accepting dues and initiation fees from members.

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