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Ex-employee of Oklahoma nonprofit to pay $3M for embezzling


January 5, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former accountant for the Oklahoma Beef Council has been sentenced for embezzling nearly $2.7 million from the nonprofit.

Melissa Day Morton, 46, was ordered Thursday to pay $3 million in restitution, The Oklahoman reported. The beef council will receive $2.3 million while the rest will go to the IRS and an insurance company.

"While there is no sentence that would truly rectify the harm these crimes have done to our organization and to our producers, we are satisfied knowing we have done everything in our power to cooperate with federal authorities to seek justice,"...

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