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Gambler Embezzles $77K Gets Weekends In Jail

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 16th September 2004 9:49pm
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The former head of Carson City's cable access television must serve 180 days in jail on weekends for embezzling about $77,500, a judge decided Wednesday.

Craig E. Swope, 56, of Carson City, who also was sentenced to up to five years probation, wiped tears from his eyes and sobbed as he apologized for stealing the money for his gambling problem.

Reading from a three-page statement in Carson District Court, Swope's shoulders heaved as he apologized to his wife for the pain and embarrassment he's caused and for wiping out her retirement savings to help pay restitution.

"My wife, Mary, has lived with reduced resources, squandered savings, (and) embarrassment through no fault of her own," said Swope, who pleaded guilty,

[ Choose your own snarky comment:
1) Monday morning watercooler talk: So Craig... how was your weekend?
2) Thank God Tuesday is poker night!
3) That's 'pound you in the ass all weekend prison' buddy
4) Weekends we're made for Michelob Solitary Confinement!
5) Friday night body cavity search!

- Your friendly neighborhood Ed ]



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