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July 24, 2015

Figure in Ala. Charity Fraud Case Admits to Drug Mailings

The ex-chief financial officer of two nonprofit Alabama health centers pleaded guilty Thursday to sending packages containing Valium, Adderall, and other drugs to people involved in a fraud case in which she was implicated, the Birmingham News writes.

Terri McGuire Mollica, 49, faces up to four years in prison for the mailings, which prosecutors have described as intimidation tactics related to the clinic case, and 10 years for committing the crime while on pretrial release on fraud charges.

Ms. Mollica was arrested for the mailings a month after she pleaded guilty to profiting from the suspected steering of millions of federal dollars from Birmingham Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health in Tuskegee, Ala., to businesses controlled by the clinics' chief executive, Jonathan Dunning, who also faces criminal charges. Ms. Mollica is scheduled to be sentenced for the fraud-related charges in September and in the drug case a month later.