Former LTVA boss to be sentenced Tuesday |

Former LTVA boss to be sentenced Tuesday

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Sentencing for Terry LeBan, the former executive director for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority who pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement charges, was pushed back to Tuesday.

Defense attorney Richard Specchio on Friday said he needed the extra time to gather character letters on LeBan’s behalf and determine restitution payment with the LTVA.

LeBan, 52, used more than $70,000 of LTVA’s money while she served as executive director between February 2000 and November 2001.

She faces a maximum of three years in state prison and $10,000 in fines.

LeBan and former LTVA Controller Debra Kirk, also involved in the scheme, were in a car crash last November. The accident killed Kirk and injured LeBan, who now wears a back brace.

In June, when LeBan pleaded no contest to one felony embezzlement count, she provided a $5,000 check to the probation department that started her restitution process.

LeBan appeared briefly in El Dorado County Superior Court on Friday. She looked tired and moved slowly. Her brace could be seen under an olive colored T-shirt.

Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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