Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Pope orders almost $1.4 million restitution in township embezzlement case

BESSEMER — Just under $1.4 million — that’s the amount former Ironwood Township Treasurer Jyl Renee Olson-DeRosso is ordered to pay in restitution as part of her criminal case on embezzlement and forgery charges.

After listening to arguments from both sides May 1, Gogebic County Circuit Judge Michael Pope ruled Friday the township is owed $1,398,654 in restitution to cover both the amount stolen and some of the costs the township incurred investigating the embezzlement.

“We understand that collecting this amount from the defendant certainly has its challenges, but this is something that will f...