'Depressed' teacher jailed

13th February 2004 at 00:00
United States

Washington DC's former teachers' union president was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment last month for embezzling $4.6 million (pound;2.5m) from union coffers to bankroll a seven-year spending spree and high-rolling lifestyle. Barbara Bullock, 65, said "depression" drove her to shop compulsively.

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