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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

Friday, April 12, 2013

Springfield, Missouri Financial Advisor Nadia Cavner Pleads Guilty To Federal Interstate Stalking Charge

Memphis, TN – Nadia Cavner, 53, of Springfield, MO, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging her with one count of violating the federal interstate stalking statute, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to the information, from July 9, 2011, until November 15, 2011, Cavner, and individuals employed by her, traveled from Springfield, MO to Memphis with the intent to injure, harass, or intimidate her daughter’s former boyfriend and his new girlfriend. These actions caused substantial emotional distress to the individuals, their families, and close acquaintances.

As stated in open court, Cavner utilized multiple means to stalk and harass the victims including making and causing others to make harassing and defamatory phone calls; leaving anonymous notes designed to harass and intimidate the victims, having the victims followed during trips; hiring people to disrupt the victims’ relationship; and paying for an associate to temporarily move to Memphis for the purpose of conducting surveillance upon the victims. In addition, Cavner sought to have electronic listening devices installed in the victims’ homes.

Cavner will be sentenced before U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Coleman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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Updated March 19, 2015