Comments for: Former lawyers’ group embezzler faces sentencing

Posted Jan. 06, 2012, at 11:45 a.m.

AUGUSTA | A Gardiner woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $166,000 from the Maine Trial Lawyers Association is about to learn her punishment. Bettysue Higgins, who worked as a bookkeeper for the association, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. She pleaded guilty last month to theft by …

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  • Anonymous

    Is it illegal to steal from thieves?

    • Anonymous

      only if they catch you. Surely she must have some dirt on them or they would not be free to have her indicted.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it. A lawyer doesn’t pay his taxes for ten years, and gets ten days in jail, suspended for a month, and a $500.00 fines, and has to pay his taxes back. This woman steals money from some lawyers and is going to get a year? Lesson to learn folks: You can steal from the government, but you can’t steal from lawyers. How about this: She gets 11 days in jail, suspended from her job for two months and a $600.00 fine and she has to pay back the same percent of money as the lawyer did.
    Good for the goose, good for the gandor. 

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