MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Nadia Cavner, Springfield financial advisor and political fundraiser, today was sentenced to five years of probation, including six months of home confinement and four hours a week of community service for two years for violating the federal interstate stalking statute.
According to the U.S. Attorney, "from July 9, 2011, until November 15, 2011, Nadia Cavner, 53, and individuals employed by her, traveled from Springfield, Mo., to Memphis with the intent to injure, harass, or intimidate her daughter's former boyfriend and his new girlfriend."
"Cavner utilized multiple means to stalk and harass the victims including making and causing others to make harassing and defamatory phone calls; leaving anonymous notes designed to harass and intimidate the victims, having the victims followed during trips; hiring people to disrupt the victims' relationship; and paying for an associate to temporarily move to Memphis for the purpose of conducting surveillance upon the victims," the U.S. Attorney's office said.
The two victims, both fourth-year medical students, expressed to the court their desire for closure to what has been a nearly two-year prosecution, according to a release from federal authorities.
Cavner will be required to attend counseling as part of the terms of probation. It is unclear at this time whether she will be allowed to work outside her home during the probationary period.
More information will be announced when it becomes available.