By Alan Sorensen
A Rocky Boy woman pleaded guilty Sept. 13 in U.S. District Court in Helena to stealing more than $65,000 from Rocky Boy Public Schools.
Corrine Sue Parisian admitted in a plea agreement dated Aug. 25, 1999 to taking the money while serving as district clerk and business manager for the school district.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Rostad of Great Falls filed the theft charge and a charge of mail fraud against Parisian on June 23, 1999.
Parisian is scheduled to appear before Federal Court Judge Charles C. Lovell on Jan. 6, 2000 for sentencing, Rostad said.
The Class C felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. It also provides for a maximum term of supervised release of three years and mandatory restitution. The mail fraud charge carried the same fine but a maximum of only five years in prison.
The total restitution agreed upon in the plea agreement papers was $65,021.42.
Parisian admitted to embezzling and stealing the money from school accounts between March 31, 1997 and Feb. 5, 1999.
By entering into the agreement, Parisian gave up her right to a trial.