Lonoke County Woman Sent To Prison

Arkansas US Attorney

Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced Tuesday that United States District Court Judge James M. Moody Jr., sentenced Dorothy Harper, 52, of England, to prison for her role in a multi-million dollar scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas.

Judge Moody sentenced Harper on Tuesday to 33 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay $1,300,702.29 in restitution. Harper pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on March 24, 2017.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) feeding programs in Arkansas are administered through the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). Sponsors who want to participate in the feeding programs must submit an application to DHS for approval. After they are approved, they can provide meals as part of the feeding programs, and they are reimbursed for the eligible meals they serve.    MORE

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