Court records and IRS documents reviewed by the Dayton Daily News show Fredericka Wagner has operated the Crystal Springs Home since the mid-1980s. The non-profit home’s most-recent filing with the IRS shows five individuals with developmental disabilities live there.
Fredericka Wagner collected a $51,738 salary in 2017 from the organization as its chairman and executive director, a 40-hour a week job, the IRS records show. Additionally, she collected another $15,000 in facility lease payments from the organization, the records show.
Previously, Owen said he is not aware of any evidence showing his client was part of a cover up. He said she taught Sunday school for nearly a half-century and “has lived about as close to the cross as anyone can.”
Prosecutors painted a different picture of Fredericka Wagner, one as a woman with access to “sizable amounts of money” who “lied under oath” to a grand jury and was party to discussions about exacting revenge on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine were a member of the family to be arrested.
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“I’m not suggesting she would become a hit man or anything of that nature, but the state does have concerns about her participation in those conversations or potential coordinating any of those sorts of efforts,” said Special Prosecuting Attorney Angela Canepa in court.
Meantime, an attorney for the other grandmother on house arrest, Newcomb, tells the Dayton Daily News the ordeal has been difficult. The 65-year-old Newcomb takes care of her mother.
“It’s just terrible being confined,” said Franklin Gerlach, her attorney.
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