Parents Sentenced For Embezzling From Disabled Son

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin couple has been sentenced for embezzling from their disabled son who was wounded while serving in Iraq.

Michael and Lori Nault pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Eau Claire County Tuesday. Michael Nault was sentenced to seven months in jail — or five months if he does 480 hours of community service. Lori Nault was sentenced to five months in jail or 480 hours of community service. She’s their son’s primary caregiver.

Prosecutors say the couple embezzled as much as $167,000 from their son’s bank accounts, which were under guardianship of a Minneapolis company.

Authorities say the parents spent $53,000 of their son’s money on casino trips. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram says Shane Nault suffered brain injuries when an IED exploded in Baghdad in 2007.

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  1. Mama says:

    I think they need to go to Iraq! What a bunch of losers!

  2. Hoover says:

    All I can think of is OH MY GOD!! How low can you go?

  3. Goldy says:

    Sounds like what politicians do to everyday.

  4. Shannon says:

    These people are some of the worst kind. Not only is this man your son but he gave one of the greatest gift a citizen can give to their country. How disrespectful and unpatriotic!

    1. JD IN ALA says:

      iF HE WAS HURT IN IRAQ, HE WAS A SERVICE PERSON AND AS SUCH, THE VA WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED. WAS THIS REPORTED TO THE VA IG AND WHAT FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY DID THE MINNEAPOLIS COMPANY HAVE????

  5. BiggyUnder says:

    blow the SOB’s up … land mine under the left foot

  6. rosepickle says:

    WOW, what winners. They should go be locked with Denny

  7. gophuckyourselfbucky says:

    THAT JUDGE IS SOFT! How weak is that sentence for these pieces of trash.

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