For those who were worried she would get off easy, you can rest easy. Now, if the judges in the Madoff case could see their way to giving him the same treatment...
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If her sentence qualifies, ten bucks says she gets "judicial release".
Even though McConnell-Hancock's victims money is covered by the Ohio Supreme Court's -CLIENT SECURITY FUND, she should be forced to make restitution to the Ohio Supreme Court, once she is released from prison.
She shouldn't be able to just waltz out of prison in 2.5 years, after b.s. good behavior and start her life over, like nothing happened. Force her to pay $300 to $400 a month; garnish her wages.
In all likelihood, she will serve between 2 and 2 1/2 years. At that point she will probably be given judicial release.
Judicial release, good-time credit, etc... are all appropriate tools. If a person can learn their lesson in a shorter period of time and come out and once again become a productive member of society, they should be given the chance. It lessens the burden taxpayers have to pay and speeds up the offenders ability to make restitution.
What about parole? That's appropriate too. Anyone know where she'll go-Marysville perhaps?
She resigned from the bar right before her first appearance in court for the phony kidnapping.
IMHO what she actually will serve is a crock! After her phoney kidnapping crap, then stealing over half a million bucks from her clients, and all her lies this woman deserves to spend all four (4) years in the pokey.
She and her husband are actually protecting their assets by getting a divorce (ridiculous since he has profited from her thievery).
How many of you truly think she is actually going to end up making full restitution to those poor people? Those poor folk will probably have to spend years and $$ in legal representation in the courts trying to get her to pay anything.
my money is with holland, she will qualify for judicial release in 6 months, even the news reporter stated that last night. Also there is only one women's prison in Ohio, and that is located in Marysville.
She should serve the entire sentence, but I'll bet she'll be out in 90 days or less.
Losses up to $75,000 are eligible for reimbursement through the Ohio Client's Security Fund. They have to make application for reimbursement. All of Mc'Connell Hancock's victims are individually elibigle for reimbursement up to that amount. I other words, the fund will reimburse each client up to that amount.
What exactly motivated her to pull such a stunt is bewildering. There's an old saying "Just because you want something doesn't mean that you're entitled to it".
Players and politics aside - 4 years for theft in today's age is a long sentence. Add to it her loss of career and civil suits, and she will get plenty of punishment.
I think she will serve every day of the sentence. Any request for a judicial release will be too big a political hot potato and the judge will recognize that even months or years down the line.