The Brain Tumor Made Me Do It

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.

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