The former business manager at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court on Friday to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Jennifer Delorey McNamara, 36, of Clinton, pleaded guilty to wire fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman,

McNamara will be sentenced on Aug. 2, 2018.

McNamara began working for the Museum of Russian Icons on a part-time basis in mid-2010. In 2012, the Museum promoted McNamara to full-time Business Manager. From approximately 2012 through October 2015, McNamara embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Museum by, amongst other means, failing to deposit cash received by the Museum into the Museum bank account and by repeatedly issuing unauthorized payments to herself from the Museum and depositing those payments into her personal account.

McNamara faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of up to twice the loss involved, and restitution. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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