Willamette Music Festival Former President Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The former president and a minority owner of Willamette Country Music Concerts, LLC, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of wire fraud and money laundering. 53 year old Anne Hankins of Springfield planned, managed, and promoted the annual Willamette Country Music Festival in Linn County. Hankins admitted that she falsified bank statements and financial summaries to influence the sale of her stake in the company. She could be facing decades in federal prison when she is sentenced on January 5, 2023.