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Former Northwest Arkansas resident Gervais sentenced for Alabama scams

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A woman who claimed she was a doctor to scam patients -- including some in Northwest Arkansas -- was sentenced in Alabama to more than six years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to charges including wire fraud and identity theft.

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Plea bargain

A negotiated agreement between a criminal defendant and a prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no contest” to some crimes, along with possible conditions in return for reduction of the severity of the charges, dismissal of some of the charges, or some other benefit to the defendant.

Source: uslegal.com

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