Couple to plead guilty to embezzlement and fraud
Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 3:42 pm
A Des Moines couple will plead guilty to charges of embezzlement and fraud, but their defense will probably be using the mental health issues of the women in order to reduce their sentences.
The defense will be using the woman’s dissociative identity disorder and claim that it lead to the criminal behavior. The couple embezzled and spent nearly $6 million from Aviva USA. The other women will be using her bipolar disorder as the cause for her actions and the sentencing for the two women will be Jan. 21.
One woman faces a maximum of 48 years in prison plus fines of up to $1.75 million for pleading to six counts such as computer fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. The other woman faces 25 years of prison and fines of $750,000 for pleading guilty to 2 counts of conspiracy to money laundering and spending money that was obtained unlawfully.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of fraud or theft, contact the Des Moines Fraud lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (877) 327-2600 today.