Former CBJ candidate Loretto Jones found guilty of PFD theft, falsification

    The Dimond Court House in Juneau.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A former candidate for the Juneau Assembly was found guilty of PFD-related theft charges after a three-day trial at the Dimond Courthouse.

    Loretto Jones was found guilty of unsworn falsification and theft in the second degree related to her filing for a dividend.

    The jury found that Jones lived and worked out of state, in Oregon, for more than 180 days during 2015.

    Jones filed a PFD application in January 2016, Jurors determined that Jones lied when she said she was not out of state more than 90 and 180 days in a calendar year.

    After polling, all twelve jurors agreed that their verdicts were guilty.

    Judge Amy Mead set a hearing for Feb. 12, 2020 to review a pre-sentence probation report.

    Jones came in last among three candidates during the 2017 Assembly election.

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