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Secretary Gets Probation for Using Law Firm Credit Card for Exotic Dancer Trip

A former legal secretary at Saul Ewing in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to probation for using a law firm credit card to finance a trip involving her male exotic dancer business.

Jarriette Richie was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $56,000 in restitution, according to the Washington Post blog The Crime Scene.

Lawyers for Richie had sought leniency because her kidneys have failed and she is waiting for a transplant, the story says. She could have been sentenced to as much as a year in prison.

Richie was accused of putting more than $46,000 on a law firm credit card to finance a trip to Puerto Rico where several women would be entertained by male performers from her business, Show N Tell Entertainment. Prosecutors said she wanted to live beyond her means and was driving a newer Mercedes Benz.

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