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July 24, 2008

Still more sentencing nunsense

A few weeks ago I noted here a local Nebraska story about an ailing elderly nun getting a tough sentence for stealing more than $250,000 to support her gambling habit.  As noted in this new piece, headlined "Omaha Nun Says Priest Interfered With Sentencing," the criminal justice liturgy in this case continues:

The Omaha nun sentenced 3-5 years for embezzling money from the Catholic Church now claims the priest of the judge who sentenced her influenced her sentence.  73-year-old Barbara Markey was sentenced two weeks ago for stealing $250,000 from the Archdiocese.

Markey's attorney tells KPTM FOX 42 News that he has filed to withdraw her guilty plea, and is asking for the court to reconsider her sentence.  Her attorney also claims that the judge who sentenced Markey was influenced by his own priest, who he says wrote a letter asking for a harsher sentence.

July 24, 2008 at 01:39 AM | Permalink

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