For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: November 22, 2004

Former Valley County Treasurer Sentenced for Misuse of Public Funds

(Boise) - Fourth District Judge Thomas Neville placed Diana Healy, the former Valley County treasurer, on supervised probation for three years, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Healy was also fined $5,000 with $2,500 suspended. The court ordered 60 days of discretionary jail time if her probation officer later determines that is appropriate. Healy received a withheld judgment on the offense of misuse of public funds.

Healy had served as the Valley County treasurer until her resignation in January of 2004. Healy, 56, pleaded guilty on September 24, 2004, to one count of misuse of public funds, a felony. Healy was accused of loaning herself $500 from a Valley County account and replacing the money with a check on an account with insufficient funds to cover the check.

The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case at the request of former Valley County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Roats. Deputy Attorney General J. Scott James prosecuted the case.

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