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Counihan ends federal court appeals

The former executive director of the Door County Humane Society is ending her effort to bring her conviction on embezzlement charges before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin says her office has been informed that Carrie Counihan has withdrawn her request for an appeal to the high court.  That comes about two weeks after the Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld her conviction and rejected claims of ineffective representation by her attorney.   Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin believes the end of Counihan's appeals is a win for the community.



.Counihan was convicted of five misdemeanor counts in connection with using a humane society credit card for $20,000 in purchases for personal use.  Counihan was sentenced to nine months in jail and Nordin says Counihan has now been ordered to begin serving her sentence in 60-days.

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