YOU ARE HERE: KSPR HomeCollections

Springfield financial consultant pleads guilty to stalking her daughter's ex-boyfriend

Prosecutors say Nadia Cavner went to Memphis to try to injure, harass or intimidate her daughter's former boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

April 12, 2013|Posted by Chris Brewer and Gene Hartley, web editors / with info from U.S. Attorney's office

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.


Cavner founded the Nadia Cavner Group and was named by Barron's, a publication of Dow Jones & Company, in 2011 and 2012 as the top female financial adviser in Missouri.  According to the Nadia Cavner Group website, Cavner oversees more than $485 million in assets.

A Springfield Business Journal article dated Dec. 20, 2012, named Cavner as one of "12 People You Need to Know in 2013."

The FBI investigated the case.  Cavner is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 1.  In a brief telephone interview, Cavner's defense attorney called the case simply a private family matter.  He anticipates Cavner will be put on probation.

KSPR 33 Articles