Former AHC Communications Director Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Ashley Furst, the American Horse Council’s (AHC) former communications director, has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement of more than $500,000 from the nonproft organization.
A written statement from the US Department of Justice said Furst entered the plea during a Jan. 29 appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The charge carries a statuary maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and potential penalties.
Under federal sentencing guidelines, Furst will likely face 27 to 33 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, and she has agreed to pay $545,594 in restitution and the same amount in a forfeiture money judgment, the statement
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