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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Springfield, Missouri Financial Advisor Nadia Cavner Sentenced For Felony Interstate Stalking Charge

Memphis, TN – Nadia Cavner, 53, of Springfield, MO, was sentenced today to five years of
probation, including six months home confinement, as well as four hours per month of
community service over the course of the first two years of her probation. The two victims,
fourth year medical students preparing for their upcoming fellowships, expressed to the court
their desire for closure to what has been a nearly two year ordeal. U.S. District Court Judge John
T. Fowlkes, Jr., honored the victims’ request for closure in accepting the terms of the plea
agreement, also imposing the condition of home confinement. The sentencing follows Cavner’s
plea to a criminal information charging her with one felony count of violating the federal
interstate stalking statute, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to the information and facts revealed during her sentencing hearing, 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 at her change of plea hearing, Cavner utilized multiple means to stalk and harass the
victims including making and causing others to make harassing 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 required to attend counseling as part of the terms of probation. 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