‘One of the worst con artists’: Lawyer who stole $6M from elderly clients won’t get out of prison early

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Calling her “one of the worst con artists” he has ever encountered, a federal judge has sharply slapped down a request for early release from an imprisoned former lawyer who stole more than $6 million from her mostly elderly clients.

The decision by U.S. Middle District Chief Judge John E. Jones III short-circuits Wendy Weikal-Beauchat’s bid to get out of prison before serving even half of the 15-year sentence Jones imposed on her in December 2014.

In her request for “compassionate” early release, the 52-year-old Gettysburg woman cited the COVID-19 pandemic and claimed she is not receiving adequate treatment from prison doctors…

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