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Ex-San Diego Mayor Maureen
O´Connor admits taking charity
funds for gambling addiction

CBS/Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/14/2013 5:58:33 PM

SAN DIEGO Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O´Connor acknowledged Thursday in federal court that she misappropriated $2 million from her late husband´s charitable foundation due to a gambling addiction in which she won more than $1 billion but lost even more over nearly a decade. O´Connor made the acknowledgement in an agreement with the government to defer prosecution for two years while she attempts to repay the debt. (Snip)O´Connor defense attorney Gene Iredale said O´Connor suffered a brain tumor, during which time she gambled away nearly a billion dollars of her inheritance,

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Her husband was Robert O. Peterson, founder of Jack-In-The-Box restaurant chain.

She was the Democrat mayor of San Diego from 1986 to 1992.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 6:14:41 PM     (No. 9176899)

Don´t remember ever hearing of her before, and I lived in L.A. 1989-94.
Probably saw her name a few times but it never registered with me.

Typical DimWitch, right?
Don´t worry, the missing millions are just chicken feed to her with that fortune.

If I had a billion or more dollars, I would not be gambling with it.
There are so many other things one can do instead.
From the picture, maybe a health spa would have been the better choice for her.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: peebster, 2/14/2013 6:20:34 PM     (No. 9176907)

...paragraph 6 in case you´re wondering.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 2/14/2013 6:21:51 PM     (No. 9176910)

I HATE gambling with a passion. My mother is a gambling addict. Every dime she ever made she frittered away in casinos all across the country. It is a sickness as bad as alcoholism yet every state has a lottery of one kind or another. They are a tax on the poor, the stupid, and the gullible.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sardonic, 2/14/2013 6:22:17 PM     (No. 9176911)

Her party affiliation was not part of the first or even second paragraph so of course I knew she is a Democrat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/14/2013 6:23:40 PM     (No. 9176913)

I knew she wasn´t a Republican when I didn´t see "Republican" in the headline.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 2/14/2013 6:29:46 PM     (No. 9176918)

"Well at least I didn´t take Mexican Drug Gang money like L.A.´s mayor."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/14/2013 6:54:55 PM     (No. 9176964)

A minor transgression that can be excused, by her being a dem and having good intentions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/14/2013 7:06:59 PM     (No. 9176978)

"My truth is that I´m a gambling American."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: downtowngal, 2/14/2013 7:23:20 PM     (No. 9177002)

The O´Connor´s are San Diego´s Kennedy´s...quite a history of issues with this crew.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/14/2013 8:45:28 PM     (No. 9177157)

Not very informative. When was this done? Over what time span?

She apparently legally gambled away a lot of her money and then illegally took $2m from the foundation to pay her debts.

But what of today? Does she have any money of her own?

And sometime in that decade or so she may have had a brain tumor? Which means what? Was it removed? Did it make her gamble?

Frankly it sounds as if she is getting a pretty good deal. No jail and no prosecution for two years while she tries to come up with $2m.

And two years from now they may ´forget´ to prosecute.



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