Ex-San Diego mayor won and lost $1 billion from gambling2/15/2013
Maureen O'Connor, thy name is graft. O'Connor is the former mayor of San Diego — and also a prolific embezzler and gambler. This first lady of vice admitted in federal court that she misappropriated $2 million from her late husband’s charity to support a gambling addiction. How severe an addiction? O'Connor won and lost more than $1 billion in gambling earnings over a decade. Yeah, she might have a problem. O'Connor, who was married to Robert O. Peterson, the founder of the Jack-In-The-Box chain, reportedly won that billion between 2000 and '09, but is now $13 million in debt. The former burger queen reached an agreement to defer prosecution for two years so she could attempt to repay the debt. [Source]
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