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      Embezzler to be sentenced

      A sentencing date has been set for the former director of the Harbor Tower Apartments in Escanaba who was arrested for embezzling money.

      Sixty-two-year-old Mary Lynn Sweeney is charged with one count of public officer embezzlement, diversion of taxes, and public money, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Sweeney was accused of taking some $44,000 in cash from the Harbor Towers Apartments. She has paid $43,700 in restitution. Last month, Sweeney withdrew her no contest plea. This came after the judge announced he wouldn't agree to a recommendation from the prosecutor not to give her jail time. Sweeney's plea and sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court are scheduled for May 25.

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