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Houston woman sentenced for defrauding Catholic mission


Evidence showed she used the money for jewelry, furniture, luxury items and cars, real estate and services for her dog. Blanco was in custody pending her federal prison assignment. Man pleads guilty in New Mexico arson case; Facing life term A Mesita man ...


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HOUSTON (AP) - A 38-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding more than $1.1 million from a Catholic mission that supports schools in Mexico and Colombia U.SDistrict Judge Nancy Atlas also placed Rosina Blanco on probation for three years following her prison term and ordered her Monday to repay the more than $1.1 million as restitution Prosecutors say Blanco worked as a bookkeeper for the Basilian Father's Missions of the Catholic Church, based in Sugar Land in suburban Houston, and fraudulently authorized electronic transfers from the mission account to accounts in her nameEvidence showed she used the money for jewelry, furniture, luxury items and cars, real estate and services for her dog Blanco was in custody pending her federal prison assignment

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