Former Tribune Co. Executive Sentenced to Two Years

By: Meredith Rodriguez | Chicago Tribune

A former Tribune Co. executive issued a tearful apology moments before she was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for stealing more than $260,000 from the media company.

Stephanie Pater, 39, visibly shook and occasionally used the lectern in court to balance herself as she expressed shame and embarrassment for defrauding Tribune Co. at a time in 2010 that the business was going through financial difficulties.


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