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Screaming Con Artist Gets 25 Years In Prison (Pension Pirate Alert)
AP ^ | 10/29/05 | AP

Posted on 10/28/2005 6:42:14 PM PDT by TCats

Ringleader of $12.7 million scheme hauled from courtroom before sentence. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The ringleader of a scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday, but not before the screaming defendant was removed from the courtroom.

Janet Mavis Marcusse was convicted of defrauding 577 people of $12.7 million and laundering the money through bank accounts opened under the names of nonexistent churches.

Marcusse, 49, spoke for more than an hour at the hearing, accusing the government of setting her up. She walked away from the lectern as U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell began issuing her sentence, prompting the judge to order U.S. marshals to bring her back, prosecutor Mike Schipper said....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: con; scam; thief
"Paul Stinger, 63, of Spring Lake, lost about $150,000 in the scam. He had retired from his production job at Steelcase Inc., a Grand Rapids-based maker of office furniture where about a quarter of the victims worked, but he now has a construction job to make ends meet.

“I lost everything,” he said. “I have no retirement.”

Why aren't the con artists at Worldcom, Enron and others getting the same treatment. No, we'll never see any of them hauled out of the Courtroom and into jail screaming. They'll stall, appeal until they die rich deaths while their victims are still toiling at WalMart to make ends meet.

1 posted on 10/28/2005 6:42:16 PM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats
Marcusse, 49, spoke for more than an hour at the hearing, accusing the government of setting her up. She walked away from the lectern as U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell began issuing her sentence, prompting the judge to order U.S. marshals to bring her back, prosecutor Mike Schipper said....

The classic attitude of the sociopath, the Antisocial Personality Disorder. Seen also in every sc*mbag democrat that opens his/her/its foul mouth these days.

2 posted on 10/28/2005 6:47:38 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember

The only difference between Marcusse and Hillary Clinton is that the former is a rank amateur.


3 posted on 10/28/2005 6:49:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Vigilanteman

Boy are you on the same wavelength as me. Whenever Hillary accuses anyone of anything, you can be sure she is absolutely talking about herself.


4 posted on 10/28/2005 6:52:22 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: TCats

25 years in prison is not commensurate with the crime. In cases like this you chain someone to the wall and let each of the victims get 30 minutes in a closed room with the perp and an aluminum baseball bat.


5 posted on 10/28/2005 6:52:39 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Ninety-nine Republican Arlen Specters arenít worth one Democratic Zell Miller)
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To: Vigilanteman; FormerACLUmember
That is the truth. If she had been better at her scamming she could have destroyed many, many more lives and.... who knows, perhaps have become a Senator and possible Presidential Candidate. She certainly would fit right in with the Dems - All the requisite personality attributes.
6 posted on 10/28/2005 7:00:24 PM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats

The perp. She looks like a screamer.
7 posted on 10/28/2005 7:00:42 PM PDT by csvset
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The evil eyes of the hard core sociopath:

Note the same exact eyes on Hillary:


8 posted on 10/28/2005 7:31:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember
If Hillary isn't a dyke my 'Gaydar' need retuning.
9 posted on 10/28/2005 7:36:20 PM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats

Hillary looks like every nasty, vicious, paranoid, manipulative dyke I have ever had the misfortune to deal with.


10 posted on 10/28/2005 7:41:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: TCats

The Clintons are destined for the the future textbooks of sexually perverted, grossly psychopathological marraiges.


11 posted on 10/28/2005 7:43:03 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember
A truly hateful couple.

I have to think there will be serious social disruption should she ever occupy the Presidency. The fact that she is even in the running is thanks to a number of brain-dead Republican Pols IMO

If this should come to pass, I will never forgive the Rep. Party for completely blowing the opportunity they have been given for the past five years.

12 posted on 10/28/2005 7:48:13 PM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats

My Living Will is the essence of simplicity: "If Hillary becomes President, just shoot me!"


13 posted on 10/28/2005 7:51:34 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember
It would be hard - And I'm serious. I would probably pull a true Alec Baldwin for the opposite reasons and, again, I'm serious. Probably Australia or Mauritius.
14 posted on 10/28/2005 7:59:35 PM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats

They were Democrats.


15 posted on 10/28/2005 8:08:19 PM PDT by sport
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You are probably right with the exception of 'Kenny' Lay. He was a fat cat, opportunistic Republican who hob nobbed with W. He was a Dem beneath the surface as, I fear, a number of other nominal Republicans are.


16 posted on 10/28/2005 8:14:55 PM PDT by TCats
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To: FormerACLUmember

I can offer the embodiment of your description of the sociopathic, scumsucking Democrat -- his name is Joe Wilson.


17 posted on 10/28/2005 8:47:03 PM PDT by Dionysius (ACLU is the enemy)
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