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Date: 11-22-2022

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United States of America v. Renae Swanson

Case Number: 2:22-cr-00013

Judge: Dana L. Christensen

Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Silver Bow County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Butte, Montana criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud.

From 2012 until 2019, Renae Swanson, age 59, embezzled $804,413 while working as an accountant and controller for Williams Plumbing & Heating. Swanson fraudulently altered the payroll process, resulting in her increasing the amount of money she received from the business.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.


Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 16 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $804,413 in restitution. She was also assessed $100.00.

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