Ryckman had initially been sentenced to six months in prison but his sentence was reduced to three years of probation. Wooten hoped for a similar arrangement for Miller.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Frail told Copenhaver that the prosecution would not make a motion on Miller's behalf. He said that she had provided them with information but that he wouldn't consider it "substantial in any way."
Miller expressed remorse and regret.
"I now know what I did was wrong and I wish I never did it," she said. "I'm just so sorry."
Her husband, son and other family and co-workers were in the courtroom for the hearing.
Copenhaver called her crime "serious," but that he thought from her lack of criminal history, her involvement in the community and that she's since found another job that she likely wouldn't be back in his courtroom.
"I agree wholeheartedly, sir," she said.
She also agreed as part of her plea agreement to forfeit to the government her interest in the clinic building and about $475,823, including $465,815 seized from her home in Kentucky and $10,008 from her bank account.
Miller is to report to prison by Nov. 1. In addition to prison time, she also is to pay a $5,000 fine within 30 days. She remains free on bond.
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