How sad is this? Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor acknowledged in federal court Thursday that she took $2 million from her late husband’s charitable foundation to pay for her addiction to video poker. Even better, she lost $1 billion wagering over the course of a decade. A billion f%cking dollars! She has pleaded not guilty to money laundering as part of a deal with prosecutors that will defer the charges for two years as she attempts to repay the debt. My favorite part of the USNews article is this:
“An attorney for O’Connor, Eugene Iredale, told reporters outside the courthouse that his client had severe health problems, including a brain tumor, that led to her gambling addition”.
What? I can’t stand when lawyers use a medical problem or disease to excuse a behavior. Ain’t nobody got time for that! To lose over a billion dollars would make that the most powerful brain tumor in the history of mankind.