Defendants found guilty in embezzlement from South Bend Housing Authority
The jury deliberated for three and a half hours before convicting Tonya Robinson, Albert Smith, and Douglas Donley of conspiracy to commit wire or bank fraud, and at least one count each of fraud.
Smith was able to sneak out the back door of the courthouse but ABC57 caught Robinson as she left, though she declined to make a statement.
The guilty verdict officially convicts the three defendants of embezzling millions from the Housing Authority and gambling it away.
The judge in the case said he wants to sentence all three separately.
Sentencing is scheduled for February 29, 2024.