Dunbar released early on probation
Special to the Observer
Former Notre Dame football booster Kim Dunbar was released from prison Oct. 18 after serving one year for embezzling $1.2 million from her former employer, Dominiack Mechanical, Inc., of South Bend.
Dunbar, a former member of the now defunct Quarterback Club, won early release from her original four-year sentence after completing an associate's degree program through Indiana University. She will be on probation until the year 2014 and must report to St. Joseph County probation officials.
Dunbar, 30, spent the past year in the Atterbury Correctional Unit, a minimum security prison for women north of Columbus, Ind. She also was ordered to repay the money she embezzled. According to a report in the South Bend Tribune, Dunbar already returned $200,000 in cash, jewelry and vehicles.
Notre Dame awaits word on possible disciplinary measures from the NCAA in the Dunbar case. Dunbar reportedly spent $18,000 of the stolen money on former Irish players, a matter the University self-reported in March 1998. Notre Dame officials appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 4, but the committee has not released its decision.
The South Bend Tribune contributed to this report.
All News Stories for Tuesday, October 26, 1999