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September 18, 2012

Little Rock - Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced that Jeanne Hanson, age 66, of Little Rock, appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray for her initial appearance on federal charges. Hanson was indicted September 5, 2012, on twelve counts of mail fraud for stealing over $49,000 from the Little Rock Civitan Club.

According to the Indictment, at the time of the theft, Hanson served on the Board of Directors and was Treasurer. Hanson wrote checks to herself and covered it up by submitting bank statements to the Board of Directors which reflected an inflated bank balance.

Each mail fraud count carries a statutory maximum penalty of not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or not more than a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. Jana Harris is prosecuting the case for the United States.

An indictment contains only allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

(Hanson Indictment Adobe Icon Image)

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