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Former Notre Dame employee sentenced, must repay $200K

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --The former administrator of the Notre Dame Law School Clinical Law Center has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for stealing $199,000 from the university. She must also pay restitution to Notre Dame.

Jennifer Ihns pleaded guilty in February 2018 to one count of corrupt business influence, four counts of theft (class D felony), five counts of theft (level 6 felony) and one count of forgery.  

She was sentenced on Friday to 7 years in prison with 5 years suspended. She will also serve 5 years probation.

  • Corrupt business influence - 3 years in prison with 2 years suspended. (Consecutive to counts 2-4, concurrent with 5-11).
  • Theft, class D felony - 1 year 180 days in prison with 1 year suspended. (Consecutive to counts 1, 3, 4, concurrent with 5 - 11).
  • Forgery - 1 year 180 days in prison with 1 year suspended. (Consecutive to counts 1 and 2, concurrent with 5-11).
  • Theft, class D felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Consecutive to counts 1-3, concurrent with 5-11).
  • Theft, level 6 felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended (Concurrent with counts 1 through 4 and 6 -11).
  • Theft, level 6 felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)
  • Theft, level 6 felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)
  • Theft, class D felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)
  • Theft, class D felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)
  • Theft, level 6 felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)
  • Theft, level 6 felony - 1 year sentence, 1 year suspended. (Concurrent with all other counts)

Ihns must also pay restitution to the University of Notre Dame in the amount of $199,000.

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