A Montgomery Village woman who admitted to embezzling $248,000 from her elderly mother will serve 10 days in jail due to her ailing condition, a Montgomery County judge ruled this week.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Greenberg was unmoved by the appearance of 64-year-old Lynda Cardinali LaTour, who arrived in a wheelchair Wednesday afternoon for her sentencing hearing.
LaTour pleaded guilty to embezzlement before Greenberg on May 16.
Greenberg took a brief recess after hearing from both attorneys in the case to weigh LaTour’s punishment against her poor health and medical requirements before announcing his sentence.
“Ma’am, you stole, conservatively, a couple hundred thousand dollars from the woman who brought you into this world,” Greenberg said when he returned. “It is not my wish to impose a death sentence on you.”
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