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Jun 22, 2016 | via White Lake Beacon
A federal judge cited the defendant's "sheer greed" and damage to his family on Wednesday as she ordered an eight-year prison sentence for a Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an $8.7 million embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott went above even the prosecutor's recommended sentence for James T. Hammes, 54. She pointed to the large amount of money taken in a scheme that went on more than a decade and evidence that he had long planned to assume a new identity and flee if it was discovered. Comment?
Jun 22, 2016 | via Norwalk Citizen News
A Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail will soon learn how many more years he will spend behind bars. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott scheduled sentencing Wednesday for 54-year-old James T. Hammes in Cincinnati. Comment?
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