LETTER: Let it go Mr. Freeman

To the Editor:

 

To Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney.

So you think that LeAnn Sargent, our Maple Grove City Councilwoman, deserves a new, stiffer sentence and punishment as a felon for taking money from her father’s estate? She has admitted this and taken responsibility for withdrawing funds for her own use. Now, 90 days after sentencing, you feel she was treated with “favoritism and partiality?”

No harsher penalty can compare to the guilt, regret, embarrassment, and the 60 days she spent in the workhouse (what a den or horrors that place is). She has endured public criticism, loss of reputation, and must pay restitution. All of that on top of the loss of her father who she loved dearly.

LeAnn has served Maple Grove as a responsive, dependable, unbiased and informed member of the council for 23 years. She cared for her father in her home for over 2 years until his death. I support her as a member of the council. I trust her with that responsibility.

Thank goodness for Judge Bartolomei who considered the circumstances of her case without dispensing “cookie-cutter” sentencing.

Let it go, Mike Freeman, let it go.

 

Mary Pieri

Maple Grove Resident since 1978

To the Editor:

 

To Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney.

So you think that LeAnn Sargent, our Maple Grove City Councilwoman, deserves a new, stiffer sentence and punishment as a felon for taking money from her father’s estate? She has admitted this and taken responsibility for withdrawing funds for her own use. Now, 90 days after sentencing, you feel she was treated with “favoritism and partiality?”

No harsher penalty can compare to the guilt, regret, embarrassment, and the 60 days she spent in the workhouse (what a den or horrors that place is). She has endured public criticism, loss of reputation, and must pay restitution. All of that on top of the loss of her father who she loved dearly.

LeAnn has served Maple Grove as a responsive, dependable, unbiased and informed member of the council for 23 years. She cared for her father in her home for over 2 years until his death. I support her as a member of the council. I trust her with that responsibility.

Thank goodness for Judge Bartolomei who considered the circumstances of her case without dispensing “cookie-cutter” sentencing.

Let it go, Mike Freeman, let it go.

 

Mary Pieri

Maple Grove Resident since 1978

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