A U.S. District Judge in Memphis sentenced Obama fundraiser Nadia Cavner to five years of probation on Friday for stalking her daughter’s ex boyfriend, according to the SpringfieldNews-Leader.
The 53-year-old mother pleaded guilty to the charge of felony interstate stalking in April after admitting responsibility for harassing phone calls and letters and for hiring a woman to seduce the man, hoping to ignite conflict with his new girlfriend.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III’s office, probation includes six months of house arrest, 416 hours of community service, an order to undergo Moral Reconation Therapy, and a restraining order against contacting the victims or their families in the future.
Cavner, a prominent investment adviser from Springfield, Mo., hired private investigators in 2011 to tail the former boyfriend of her daughter after the relationship between the two college-aged students dissolved and the man relocated from Atlanta to Memphis for medical school.
For four months, Cavner facilitated a number of tactics to try and intervene in the relationship between the man and another University of Memphis student. In addition to paying private investigators $26,000 to track the man’s whereabouts, Cavner also used her senior authority as vice president of an investment group to relocate an employee to Memphis to carry out acts of terror on the couple.
FBI officials were contacted by the private investigators after Cavner’s plot for revenge took a dark turn with suggestions of criminal misconduct that included wiretapping, planting drugs, instigating a DUI arrest, firing shots intended to incite fear, and inflicting harm to the man.
Before becoming embroiled in a vendetta against her daughter’s former suitor, Cavner was a highly respected member of her community, receiving multiple awards for philanthropic efforts including the Missourian of the Year award.
The businesswomen also served as a lucrative democratic fundraiser, bundling has much as $100,000 for President Barack Obama and contributing an additional $15,550 for the 2009 Inauguration. Cavner also contributed $8,000 to Missouri’s U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. As a convicted felon, Cavner will be barred from voting during the duration of her probation.
Published under: Crime Blotter