Former Marshall County Clerk Convicted of Felony Misuse of Public Funds

MARYSVILLE – (November 5, 2019) – The former Marshall County Clerk has been convicted of felony misuse of public funds, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Sonya L. Stohs, 44, of Marysville, today pleaded guilty in Marshall County District Court to one count of felony misuse of public funds. District Judge John L. Weingart accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for January 7 at 11 a.m.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service that showed between May 2013 and April 2019, Stohs used funds belonging to Marshall County to pay for various personal items, in excess of $100,000.

Assistant Attorney General Adam Zentner of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case.