A 43-year-old Colorado Springs woman has been accused of embezzlement and using the money to fund a gambling habit over the internet.
Many people in Colorado and the rest of the nation assume that white collar criminals are often handed down lenient sentences for crimes such as money laundering, fraud or embezzlement. However, a recent report in the New York Times reveals that judges have been toughening up on these crimes of financial deceit.
Usually when it comes to white collar crimes, federal prosecutors have spent months and even years building a case up against a suspect before the person is indicted. By that point, the prosecution likely has plenty of incriminating evidence against the person, so the person's defense often becomes focused on negotiating the best plea bargain possible.