- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita funeral home owner has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for money laundering.

KWCH-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1vzjvh7 ) a federal judge on Thursday sentenced Doug Watson to 30 months in prison. He must also pay $306,500 in restitution to the relatives of Wava Gruver.

Authorities say Watson stole money from the 91-year-old woman while acting with power of attorney. They say he had emptied her bank account by the time she died and he conducted financial transactions across state lines with the money.

He pleaded guilty in May to four counts of money laundering.

The judge sentenced Watson to prison over a prosecutor’s recommendation of probation. The judge says Watson needs time to think about what he did.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, https://www.kwch.com/

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