Happy Canada Day to our Northern friends!!!
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Why? Because I'm GONNA tell you about it! A grandma was sent to prison for stealing more than $500,000 from the plumbing business where she kept the books. People steal, it happens. But the twist here is, grandma is invoking a little-used state law to seek placement in a court diversion and restitution program. Granny appeared this past Wednesday in Clark County District Court for a hearing. Her lawyer and a prosecutor said they’re working on a deal to let her serve her sentence on house arrest so she can get treatment for gambling addiction. A judge last month threw out the conviction and 4-to-10 year prison sentence. Prosecutors are appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court. In case you're wondering, WHAT THE HELL, a Nevada law passed back in 2009 allows judges to sentence nonviolent problem gamblers with a diagnosed disorder to treatment instead of prison. Not sure what granny's problem with gambling was, slots, table games, or sports, but any way you slice it, $500,000 is now probably pretty much in the wind.