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Karen Lamb given probation


Karen Lamb will spend six months on probation and pay $125 in fines and special assessments for her guilty plea to a federal misdemeanor offense of making a false writing.

The 30-year-old Bellefontaine woman also was ordered to perform eight hours of community service in Logan County.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson imposed the sentence Tuesday. He could have imposed a maximum sentence of six months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.

Mrs. Lamb entered into the plea agreement in June. Federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges of conspiracy, two counts of wire fraud and forged securities of a state, which carried a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.

Her husband, Todd Lamb, 38, still faces five charges of illegally possessing machine guns, a single count of filing false documents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; three counts of unlawful interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles, two counts of conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud.

In all, he faces 13 charges and a maximum prison sentence of 150 years.

With her plea, Mrs. Lamb admitted that in 2006 while president and owner of Almite Services Inc., she improperly changed the title to a 1992 Mack dump truck before its sale.

Prosecutors say there is no clear record that the truck’s owner, Cline Recovery LLC of Grove City, ever received payment from the sale.

Mrs. Lamb has since allowed her notary public status to lapse, according to court filings.

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