Riggs, through her defense attorney, had asked for
probation, as she was a first-time offender.
The judge didn't
agree, but gave Riggs a lesser time in jail. The statute allows 10
to 16 months for such a crime.
Riggs will begin a three-month incarceration in a federal jail in
April, followed by a five-month house arrest. She will be on
probation for three years after that.
She is also required to pay full restitution to the city for the
funds she had embezzled, which she had willingly agreed to
Riggs did find work and at her sentencing told the judge that she
currently is working as a temp during the income tax filing period.
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