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Ex-wife of murder-for-hire plot boss James Henrikson sentenced to probation

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows James Henrikson, who was convicted last year for ordering the deaths of two former oil patch associates. (U.S. Attorney’s Office / Bismarck Tribune)
This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows James Henrikson, who was convicted last year for ordering the deaths of two former oil patch associates. (U.S. Attorney’s Office / Bismarck Tribune)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A woman who helped prosecutors send her ex-husband to prison for ordering the deaths of two associates in the North Dakota oil patch, including a Spokane businessman, has been sentenced to probation for her role in their investment scheme.

Sarah Creveling pleaded guilty Monday to a felony conviction of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. She was accused of defrauding investors in a trucking company she owned along with her ex-husband, James Henrikson.

Henrikson is serving life in prison after being convicted in a murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the deaths of two former oil patch associates: Doug Carlile, who lived on Spokane’s South Hill, and Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke, a former employee in the trucking company.

Creveling was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay at least $342,500 in restitution and forfeit an oil and gas lease.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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