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Former Chokio-Alberta, Minn. school district business manager sentenced to 18 months in prison

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Liane Claassen, former business manager for the Chokio-Alberta school district, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $263,000 in restitution in federal court today.

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Claassen, 44, of Chokio, was charged with one count of wire fraud in May 2011 for stealing approximately $300,000 from the district over 10 years. Claassen pled guilty to the charge in July 2011.

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