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Book Deal for Linda Case’s ‘The Fugitive’s Sister’

 

Book deal for Linda Case’s ‘The Fugitive’s Sister’

SEPTEMBER 08, 2015 12:00 AM  •  MARY ANN NORBOM MNORBOM@LEECENTRALCOASTNEWS.COM

Argus Publishing has acquired Linda Case’s memoir, “The Fugitive’s Sister.”

Former Santa Ynez Valley resident Linda Case’s sister, Becky Parrett, was convicted in 2008 of securities fraud, money laundering and other charges tied to the collapse of Ohio-based National Century Financial Enterprises. It was nothing more than a $2 billion Ponzi Scheme, the government had successfully argued.

Allowed to fly from Ohio to Arizona unaccompanied by federal marshals after the trial (ostensibly to close up a ranch she had there before beginning her sentence), Parrett fled the country. Months later, she contacted Case, claiming she had proof of her innocence. Linda took the information to an attorney she trusted. He, in turn, informed the FBI.

Confronted by the FBI about contact with her fugitive sister, Case made the mistake of lying. For that she was sent to jail.

“I was being held as bait,” said Case. “They obviously thought that Becky would learn I was behind bars and would return. They didn’t know Becky,” Case said in an April 2015 interview with the Santa Ynez Valley News. Case ultimately spent six months in the Delaware County (Ohio) jail.

Weeks after Case’s release, her sister was found in Mexico, extradited back to the U.S., and sent to prison for 25 years. The sisters haven’t spoken since then.

Case has been residing with one of her daughters in Georgia since her almost unimaginable legal nightmare. Another daughter lives in the Santa Ynez Valley, and Case’s goal in getting her story published, she said, was to give her the financial means to move back to the Valley herself.

“Looks like I will be able to return to the Valley in the near future and I’m ecstatic,” she said.

Case’s memoir, “The Fugitive’s Sister,” is set for December publication.

 

Argus Publishing acquires Linda Case’s Memoir

Argus Publishing acquires Linda Case’s memoir, The Fugitive’s Sister, a story of judicial corruption and illegal incarceration.

Linda Case’s sister, Becky, is convicted of a $2.4 billion ‘Ponzi Scheme’ fraud scandal. Allowed to fly to Arizona unaccompanied by federal marshals after the trial, she escapes to another country, contacting Linda, saying she has proof of her innocence. Linda takes the information to a “trusted” attorney who immediately turns her into the FBI, resulting in arrest for communicating with a felon.

What happens next is a warning to all…

An intense read, The Fugitive’s Sister is a poignant reminder of how “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This is the hell Linda Case lived through.

Links to Federal Case  www.TheFugitivesSister.com

Published by Argus Publishing .  Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com

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Johnnie Bernhard, agent with Loiacono Literary Agency, takes on Linda Case’s unforgettable memoir The Fugitive’s Sister, a true story of judicial corruption and illegal incarceration. http://www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com/johnnie-bernhard-agent-with-loiacono-literary-agency-takes-on-linda-cases-unforgettable-memoir-the-fugitives-sister-a-story-of-judicial-corruption-and-illegal-incarceration

 

Linda Case’s sister, Becky, is convicted of a $2.4 billion fraud scandal, then is allowed to fly to Arizona unaccompanied by federal marshals after the trial and escapes to another country. She contacts Linda saying she has proof of her innocence, which Linda takes to a “trusted” attorney who immediately turns her into the FBI, resulting in arrest for communicating with a felon.

 

The upcoming ABC mini-series Madoff!, with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, emphasizes Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and depicts a similar situation as Case’s sister’s. The only difference is that Madoff’s was the “largest case in U.S. history of “public-sector fraud” whereas Case’s sister’s was the largest case in U.S. history of “private-sector fraud.”

 

Even after fifty years, loyal fans of the 1960s television series, The Fugitive, still get together once a year to pay tribute to Richard Kimble, the Fugitive. And after more than twenty years, the 1993 movie remake starring Harrison Ford is still viewed constantly on television, Netflix, etc. The Fugitive’s Sister could easily garner just as much publicity.

 

Linda Case’s professional experience as the former President/Owner of Case Accounting and Tax Service provided the skills to painstakingly document court room proceedings, legal documents, personal letters and media coverage, including coverage by the Wall Street Journal and America’s Most Wanted in the appendix, epilogue and text of The Fugitive’s Sister, www.TheFugitivesSister.com

 

Case is a graduate of Ohio State University, life member of the Ohio State Alumni Association, and a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Toast Mistress Club. She is a past treasurer of the Public Accountants Society of Ohio.

 

An intense read, The Fugitive’s Sister is a poignant reminder of how “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This is the hell Linda Case lived through.

 

Represented by Johnnie Bernhard, Loiacono Literary Agency www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com

Johnnie.B@llallc.net