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Ava Langner Sentenced in Federal Court

A federal judge Monday sentenced the former secretary and treasurer of the Plattsburg Special Road District to restitution and probation.

On Monday U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner ordered Ava L. Langner to pay $95,423 to the Plattsburg Special Road District and $5,000 to the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund. She was also placed on five years probation.

After receiving a whistleblower complaint, a 2019 audit by state Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office detailed how Langner defrauded the district in Clinton County of more than $286,000 with years of unauthorized self-payments and then attempted to cover up her crime by falsifying records.

In a release Galloway said “I’m proud of the auditors and investigators in my office who uncovered this crime, which was a brazen betrayal of public trust. Our work continued as we assisted federal law enforcement as the U.S. Attorney pursued justice for the taxpayers who were defrauded.”

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