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September 9, 2011
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Suzanne Webb (334) 242-7351
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Commends Public Corruption and White Collar Crime Division

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange today announced the
sentencing of a Conecuh County woman who was former director of a local court referral
agency. Daphne Boley, 34, of Evergreen, pleaded guilty on April 4 to first-degree theft of
property, a class B felony.

She was sentenced yesterday in Conecuh County Court to five years imprisonment,
which was suspended for a term of five years probation, and ordered to pay restitution to
the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts in the amount of $59, 983. The Attorney
General’s Office had recommended a sentence of ten years, and opposed the probation.

“This office remains firm in our stand to protect the integrity of our state and local
governments and to prosecute those who abuse the public trust to steal taxpayers’ funds,”
said Attorney General Strange. “I am proud of the continuing commitment and excellent
work by those in the Attorney General’s Public Corruption and White Collar Crime
Division as well as in our Investigations Division. “

Boley was previously employed as director of Southwest Alabama Court Referral, a
private agency that contracted with the State of Alabama. In that capacity, Boley collected
monitoring fees from various clients, which by state law were required to be forwarded to
the State Comptroller’s Office. Rather than remitting the funds to the State, Boley used this
money for her own personal and business expenses. Prosecutors estimate that Boley stole
more than $60,000 from the State of Alabama.

The matter was referred to the Attorney General’s Office following a complaint from
the Administrative Office of Courts. Attorney General Strange thanked the AOC for its
vigilance in referring the case, and commended his Investigations Division and his Public
Corruption and White Collar Crime Division, noting in particular Assistant Attorneys
General Ben Baxley and Pete Smyczek.

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