Louisville couple sentenced for embezzling more than $1M

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The former chairman of an education foundation and his wife have been sentenced in federal court for embezzling more than $1.1 million from the charity.

The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced 62-year-old Charles Muir and 61-year-old Diana Muir of Louisville on Tuesday.

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Charles Muir is former chairman of the Woodcock Foundation, a charitable organization associated with the Episcopal Church of Louisville that provides college scholarships.

The news release said Charles Muir was sentenced to 46 months in prison with a year of supervised release, and Diana Muir was sentenced to six months in prison with a year of supervised release.

They pleaded guilty in July to interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering.

 

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