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2008-09-25MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Lawson Guilty

The former buchanan county clerk admits she's guilty of embezzling nearly 120 thousand dollars.

Bonnie sue lawson plead guilty to the charge yesterday in federal court.

Lawson served as public administrator from 1996 until 2 years ago, when she resigned her office.

As part of her job she was required to deposit social security checks in accounts for some clients getting the payments.

Investigators say lawson took money from about 120 of those accounts and put them in her own.

It could be ten weeks before she's sentenced on her guilty plea.

Lawson could face up to 10 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine.