Alleged Embezzler to Keep Attorney

Misti Smith announced in a court hearing Monday that she is not requesting a change of counsel, after having changed her attorney twice before. According to Yavapai County Superior Court, Smith is accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from the Prescott Downtown Partnership during her time as executive director of the organization. She was arrested on fraud charges in November 2021.

The court has scheduled a trial readiness heading for December 9th. A jury trial is set to begin on February 4th of next year.