Former Director Of Tulsa H.O.W. Foundation Sentenced To Prison


Friday, November 9th 2012, 1:48 pm
By: News On 6


A federal judge sentenced the former executive director of the H.O.W. Foundation in Tulsa to 15 months in prison and ordered him to repay more than $1.5 million in restitution.

Wesley McGinness was charged with defrauding the foundation of more than a million dollars. He pleaded guilty in August.

His attorney told News On 6 in June that McGinness had a gambling addiction.

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The foundation helps men recover from substance abuse.

McGinness was executive director of the foundation for more than 10 years. Court records state he withdrew $1.3 million from the foundation's accounts from 2003 to 2010.

McGinness was ordered to report to federal prison on January 8, 2013.