- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota woman who assisted prosecutors in sending her ex-husband to prison for a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced for her role in their joint embezzlement scheme.

Sarah Marie Creveling, 30, was sentenced Monday to serve three years of supervised probation, The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/2scu3dY ) reported. She’s also required to pay at least $342,500 in restitution and forfeit an oil and gas lease.

Creveling pleaded guilty to defrauding investors with her ex-husband, James Henrikson, from 2011 to 2014. Court documents say Creveling and Henrikson secured investments for oilfield trucks and embezzled the profits to buy property or diverted it to other companies they owned.

Prosecutors said Creveling’s sentence reflects her cooperation in Henrikson’s case. He was convicted of hiring two men to kill Kristopher Clarke and Doug Carlile.

Clarke, a truck driver who worked for Henrikson, was killed on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. His body hasn’t been found.

Carlile was killed in his Spokane, Washington, home. He was an investor and equipment operator who established companies with Henrikson.

Defense attorney Tyler Morrow testified at Henrikson’s trial. He said she also spoke to agents while she was held in a safe house because of a death threat from Henrikson.

“I don’t think it can be stated enough how much she helped,” Morrow said.

Clarke’s mother, Jill McWilliams, said in a statement Monday that she doesn’t feel that justice was served.

“She seems to feel no remorse or sorrow, except for herself,” McWilliams said. “She has never offered any condolences or apology to KC’s family.”


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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