October 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas-area school technician will
serve six months' home confinement and five years' probation for
laundering money for a woman he met on the Internet.
Judge James Mahan told 61-year-old Robert Kennard Jr. on Tuesday
that he was "dumb" for taking part in what prosecutors say was a
nearly $900,000 scheme. The woman told Kennard her business partner in Nigeria needed help.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Kennard could have gotten up to 18 months, but his 60-year-old wife testified she suffers from cerebral palsy, is legally blind and can't live alone.
Kennard pleaded guilty in December to unlawfully transferring
money through his credit union to accounts in China.
He retired from the Clark County School District in January.
He's responsible for almost $650,000 in restitution.