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Criminal charges dismissed against MBIE founder

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  Original Published: 2/13/2014Theft charges have been dismissed against the president and founder of the Mary McLeod-Bethune Intervention and Enrichment Center, (MBIE) and three of her employees. Alverta Williams, Mary Davis, Mary's husband and former employee, Arthur Davis, and former employee Clarence Jacocks, were indicted in May 2012 in connection with the theft of assets that belonged to the residents of MBIE. A representative with the Ohio Attorney General's Office said a settlement agreement is in place but has not been finalized. The representative said as part of the agreement Williams has agreed to pay restitution to the victims and give up her personal licensure to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. There was never any criminal intent on the part of Williams or MBIE. The Ohio Attorney General Office's Charitable Law Section was appointed as a special prosecuting attorney on the case. Williams founded MBIE in 1995. The center is located at 167 E. Second St. The nonprofit corporation provides housing services for the developmentally delayed, poor, elderly, physically disabled, veterans and homeless at several locations throughout Mansfield. Over the years, MBIE has contracted with social and human service organizations to deliver services that benefit a wide spectrum of clients. MBIE, was inspired by the tradition of the great African American leader, Mary McLeod-Bethune. MBIE was developed to connect those it serves with available resources including housing and supportive services such as home aide assistance, educational activities and transportation. Stay with WMFD for on this developing story.
   
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