Woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A woman acquitted last week of plotting to kill a federal judge and prosecutor has pleaded guilty to bank fraud.

Sompong Khamsomphou, 24, entered the plea Monday, said her attorney, John Pharr.

''She basically had enough,'' he said.

She admitted she provided confidential account information from Wells Fargo Bank, where she worked as a teller, to an acquaintance, Pharr said.

According to the indictment, Khamsomphou, Arnold Wesley Flowers and two coconspirators stole around $40,000 in 2001.

A jury found Khamsomphou and Flowers not guilty of plotting to kill a federal judge, a federal prosecutor, and a witness and her boyfriend, all relating to the bank fraud case. They were found guilty on charges of witness tampering.

Khamsomphou's sentencing was set for August. Flowers' bank fraud trial started Monday.

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