Sara Thiel Batterham was convicted Wednesday afternoon on three out of five of the major criminal charges against her. The jury was given the case on Tuesday after last-minute witnesses and closing arguments, and returned a verdict around 3:30 p.m. the following day.
Jurors found Batterham guilty of embezzlement, one of two forgery counts, and preparing and submitting false documents as evidence for trial. The jury was, however, deadlocked on the other two major counts, one count of forgery and another count of intimidating a witness. Batterham was also facing Special Allegations that she committed the crimes for which she was found guilty while on probation for prior offenses in different matters. The jury found these to be “true” as well.
For more on the story, see this weekend’s print edition of The Sheet.
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