Arizona lawyer sentenced to prison in gang case

Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia

Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 27 at 2:56 PM

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- A Phoenix defense attorney has been sentenced to three years in prison on convictions on charges of helping a criminal gang led by her husband, a prison inmate whom she represented as a lawyer.
 
The Pinal County Attorney's Office says Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia was sentenced March 17, a month after she entered into a plea agreement.
 
County Attorney Lando Voyles says Fischer Garcia admitted acting as a conduit for information for a criminal gang and funneling money to inmates.
 
Fischer Garcia pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted money laundering and of assisting a criminal street gang. 
 
State Bar of Arizona spokesman Rick DeBruhl says the organization has asked a state court to suspend Fischer Garcia's law license.

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