Ex-housing director Jefferson denied bond; reports to prison
Published: September 13,2012
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GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has reported to a federal prison in Illinois to begin a 32-month prison sentence for embezzlement.
The Delta Democrat Times reports U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson denied a request from Ann Jefferson that she remain free on bond while her appeal is pending.
Authorities say Jefferson converted money from several housing authority accounts to her own use. She also was accused of retaliating against three witnesses.
She was convicted in March of two counts of embezzlement, two counts of obstruction of justice and three counts of witness intimidation.
In addition to her prison sentence, Jefferson was ordered to serve three years of supervised probation and pay more than $41,000 in restitution.
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