Missouri Financial Adviser Nadia Cavner Sentenced for Felony Interstate Stalking Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 26, 2013|
MEMPHIS, TN—Nadia Cavner, 53, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced today to five years of probation, including six months home confinement, as well as four hours per month of community service over the course of the first two years of her probation. The two victims, fourth-year medical students preparing for their upcoming fellowships, expressed to the court their desire for closure to what has been a nearly two-year ordeal. U.S. District Court Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. honored the victims’ request for closure in accepting the terms of the plea agreement, also imposing the condition of home confinement. The sentencing follows Cavner’s plea to a criminal information charging her with one felony count of violating the federal interstate stalking statute, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III.
According to the information and facts revealed during her sentencing hearing, from July 9, 2011 until November 15, 2011, Cavner, and individuals employed by her, traveled from Springfield, Missouri to Memphis with the intent to injure, harass, or intimidate her daughter’s former boyfriend and his new girlfriend. These actions caused substantial emotional distress to the individuals, their families, and close acquaintances.
As stated at her change of plea hearing, Cavner utilized multiple means to stalk and harass the victims, including making and causing others to make harassing phone calls; leaving anonymous notes designed to harass and intimidate the victims; having the victims followed during trips; hiring people to disrupt the victims’ relationship; and paying for an associate to temporarily move to Memphis for the purpose of conducting surveillance upon the victims. In addition, Cavner sought to have electronic listening devices installed in the victims’ homes.
Cavner will be required to attend counseling as part of the terms of probation. This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Coleman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.