The Fugitive’s Sister has been acquired for publication by ARGUS PUBLISHING and will be available soon. Johnnie Bernhard, Loiacono Literary Agency, www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com
Ten days before heading south to Mexico to realize her dreams, Linda was arrested. At age 66, a grandmother with no prior criminal record of any kind, a SWAT team hauled her off to jail like a bag of common garbage.
The Fugitive’s Sister has everything…true crime, a fugitive from justice (my baby sister, one of America’s most wanted fugitives), betrayal, family values, survival, false justice and the sibling rivalry between two very different sisters: Becky, a multi-millionaire who manipulated and used Linda, her older sister, throughout their entire lives. Becky was convicted of multiple white-collar crimes and was facing a sentence of up to seventy-five years in prison. Prior to sentencing, Becky escaped, disappeared and became one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives. In 1950, the FBI began to post their Most Wanted list. Of the 494 names on that list, only 8 belong to women.
The story covers an eight-year period beginning in 2002. The impact of Becky’s wrongdoing (almost $3 billion total fraud) attained national news coverage including the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News Journals and newspapers, journals and magazines all across the country. It was the largest case of corporate fraud at a privately-held company in U.S. history. As one attorney stated, “It affected thousands of people all over the country.” The ABC News Program “20/20” was producing a report on the search for Becky. When Becky contacted Linda for help, Linda ended up going to jail while protecting her family. As she struggled to stay alive and maintain her sanity behind bars, Becky was living the high-life in another country.
- ©Linda L. Case 2015