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McConnell-Hancock receives sentence

Karyn McConnell-Hancock consults with her lawyer during the sentencing hearing. Karyn McConnell-Hancock consults with her lawyer during the sentencing hearing.
At the sentencing hearing, McConnell-Hancock apologized and expressed gratitude for the support she received. At the sentencing hearing, McConnell-Hancock apologized and expressed gratitude for the support she received.
Bishop Hancock, the husband of McConnell-Hancock, was present at the hearing. Bishop Hancock, the husband of McConnell-Hancock, was present at the hearing.

TOLEDO -- The Toledo attorney and former city councilwoman, who in December claimed she had been kidnapped, has been sentenced for filing a false police report, reports News 11's Lisa Rantala.

Karyn McConnell-Hancock received a three-month suspended sentence, two years of probation and a $300 fine. She must also perform 40 hours of community service. No jail time will be served.

McConnell-Hancock apologized to the court and her family and friends. She also thanked everyone for their prayers. (Watch the featured video in this article to see the apology.)

McConnell-Hancock had pleaded guilty in municipal court to filing a false police report. She also sent a resignation letter to the Ohio Supreme Court, effectively forfeiting her law license.

McConnell Hancock's attorney has said there is a criminal investigation into the felony theft and forgery allegations made against his client but that charges have not yet been filed. The attorney did say there are 10 victims and that his client has admitted to forging a name to settlement checks in an amount of up to $130,000. She has agreed to pay back the money.

The ruling on the criminal charges is expected within the month.

The attorney was reported missing in early December and turned up three days later outside an amusement park near Atlanta. Police say she initially told authorities she'd been abducted at gunpoint in downtown Toledo but that she later recanted.

Updated by LS

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