Daily News: April 3, 2012

Stiffer Sentence Sought for Le-Nature’s Defendant


The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that federal prosecutors want to increase any prison sentence that Le-Nature’s defendant Karla Podlucky receives, arguing she used “sophisticated means” to secretly sell nearly $3 million worth of gems to support her “lavish lifestyle.”

Podlucky and her son, Jesse, will be sentenced April 26 in federal court in Pittsburgh for their money-laundering convictions in November in connection with the 2006 financial collapse of LeNature’s. They were convicted for their roles in creating fictitious companies and trusts that sold $2.9 million in precious gems to Sotheby’s auction house in New York City, according to the article.

To read the full Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article, click here.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

Wife, Son of Le-Nature’s CEO Guilty of Money Laundering, Wednesday, November 30, 2011