O'Connor lawyer blames TUMOR for BILLION dollar gambling spree
How many people could have been fed?
The tumor made her do it, or so said Maureen O'Connor's lawyer defending his client against allegations that she spent $1 billion over nine years on a gambling addiction. Connor, 66, was the former mayor of San Diego who took a plea deal after gambling millions taken from a charitable trust.
Maureen O'Connor with her attorney. Her attorney says a tumor may have made her gamble and lose a billion dollars over the past nine years.
After being charged for gambling the money, O'Connor took a plea deal from prosecutors that will save her from jail time, provided she pays $2 million in restitution and gets counseling.
Her lawyer suggested today that the addiction was a result of a brain tumor. To back the claim, he provided brain scans from a surgery she underwent in 2011.
O'Connor is now nearly destitute. O'Connor has apologized for what has happened and will be getting help.
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