Ohio Cancer Society embezzler now out of prison


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former chief administrative officer imprisoned for stealing nearly $8 million from the American Cancer Society of Ohio has been released and is on house arrest.

Daniel Wiant was charged in 2000 with stealing from the organization. He fled to Europe after wiring millions of dollars in stolen funds to an Austrian bank account and was brought back to face charges.

Wiant pleaded guilty to four embezzlement-related charges and was sentenced in 2001 to more than 13 years in prison. The sentence was shortened for good behavior.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/xBkIq4 ) authorities say the 47-year-old Wiant has been on house arrest since Feb. 1. He'll be on probation after March 26.

Wiant said in a Facebook posting in December that he was beginning a new job and starting fresh.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com