A guilty verdict for the president of a Cape Cod charity who was the subject of a Fox Undercover investigation.
A judge in Plymouth District Court found Gina Clark guilty this afternoon of assaulting the charity's former vice president Dawn Hand. The judge sentenced Clark to two years probation and ordered her to participate in an anger management program.
Fox Undercover first told you about Clark and her charity Touched by Angels back in April.
The charity raised money for people in need, but families who turned to Touched by Angels for help say Clark kept money intended for them for herself.
The incident resulting in the conviction happened back in March 2008 after Clark and Hand argued about the size of Hand's paycheck and Hand then quit. “She came at me and was lunging like this with her fist like this, but Becky stepped in between us,” testified Hand.
Hand was referring to Becky Souza, the charity's former director of operations who also testified at the trial.
“(Gina) was yelling like that. And Dawn was trying to get into her car and she's like just leave me alone. Just leave me alone,” said Souza.
Clark took the stand to defend herself and was questioned by her defense attorney Seth Roman:
Despite Clark’s testimony, Clark was convicted of assault, but the judge found her not guilty of the charge of threats to commit bodily harm.
Hand says the verdict does not represent justice for Gina Clark.
“Justice will be when she has to account for all the monies she stole from all the families with tragedy,” said Hand.
Clark has maintained her innocence and insists she did not take money belonging to the families.
Outside of court, Clark declined to comment on the verdict or a pending investigation by the Attorney General’s office.