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Atlantic mom in cancer scam takes plea deal

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ATLANTIC (AP) -

Prosecutors say a western Iowa mother accused of lying about her young daughter's cancer diagnosis has accepted a plea deal.

Cass County Attorney Daniel Feistner said late Thursday that 30-year-old Leatha Slauson took the deal but the details of it won't be released until Monday.

It's unclear how Slauson will plead or what penalties she could face.

Slauson is accused of telling her community that her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer and collecting donations for her treatment. An investigation this year determined the child was not sick.

Slauson previously pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including child endangerment.

The child and her siblings have remained in the custody of their father since Slauson's arrest in Aug. 21.

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