Louanne Aponte

Austin
12:29 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Guilty Plea in Family Connections Case

The former director of the non-profit Family Connections, Louanne Aponte, has pleaded guilty to theft.
Image courtesy Family Connections

The former executive director of the non-profit Family Connections (now defunct) pleaded guilty this morning to theft.  Prosecutors say Louanne Aponte stole more than a million dollars while heading up the organization that served thousands of children and families.

Read more
Austin
12:57 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Woman Accused Of Stealing From Non-Profits Appears in Court

Local media are all over Louanne Aponte's court appearance today. She's the 52-year-old former director of Family Connections who fled to Venezuala after she was accused of siphoning funds from a number of local charities and spending the cash on a home in Circle C, a Mercedes, and a 20-foot boat.

Read more
Austin
2:25 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Woman Accused Of Stealing From Local Non-Profits Surrenders

Louanne Aponte in happier days, before the scandal broke.
Image courtesy Family Connections

The former executive director of the local non-profit Family Connections, Louanne Aponte, is in Travis County police custody and headed back to Austin. Aponte is accused of misappropriating more than $327,000 from the organization between 2004 and 2009.  She is also accused of stealing from other local charities.

Read more