MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A prominent financial adviser from Springfield, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court to stalking her daughter's ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in Tennessee. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee, Nadia Cavner traveled along with people she employed to Memphis with the intention of injuring, harassing or intimidating her daughter's former boyfriend and his new girlfriend.
Cavner, 53, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a prosecutor's information on Friday to one count of violating a federal interstate stalking statute. Federal authorities say Cavner and people she employed made trips between Springfield and Memphis between July 9, 2011, and November 15, 2011.
Investigators say Cavner and others made harassing and defamatory phone calls, left anonymous harrassing notes, followed the victims during trips and hired people to disrupt her daughter's former boyfriend's new relationship. They also say Cavner wanted electronic listening devices installed in the victims' homes.
Cavner also paid for an associate to move to Memphis for a short time to keep watch on the man and his girlfriend, the U.S. attorney's office said.