A lot of us have been doing a lot of speculating on what will be the most suitable penalty for this lady. one of us even suggested she serve the whole penalty in Mexico. I don't think any of us know any of the details about her involvement with her crooked boss. The lady was a cook/chef traveling with her employer. The measly $26,000.00(her boss made billions) she got as termination pretty much shows she wasn't in on the big money. If she is guilty of anything, it is probably ignorance, and a touch of stupidity.
It's all one big friggin joke. Did I not tell you all that as soon as she got sent back here Canada would release her almost right away?
Well now they sent her back to Canada to finish her sentence and now they're going to release her, just as predicted..... regardless that they found her guilty and that she actually was.
Oh but I guess if you sob your sorry little *** to the media and bitch that the country isn't bailing you out, eventually it will.
Makes me want to puke in my underwear and wear it.
Accepting severance pay?
Found guilty by whom?
A judge with no jury?
And her trips to the media may very well be the reason she was found guilty as she embarassed Mexico.........
The mother of Brenda Martin, the Canadian woman who spent more than two years in a Mexican jail, says her daughter seems "100 per cent better" since returning to southern Ontario.
Marjorie Bletcher said she spoke with her daughter Thursday night by phone after she arrived at the Grand Valley Institute for Women in Kitchener, Ont., from Mexico. A government-chartered jet carrying Martin touched down at Waterloo Regional Airport shortly before 6 p.m. ET.
"She said 'I'm home, Mommy, I'm home," an emotional Bletcher told CBC News on Friday. "She sounded 100 per cent better than she has sounded in the last week or so.
"She just didn't know what was going to happen and she could not almost believe they were going to let her go in Mexico. She's been worried about that. She's had so many letdowns, that's been her problem.
"She said 'I'm OK and I'm going to be OK.'"
Found guilty in Mexican court
Martin, 51, from Trenton, Ont., had been working in Mexico and was found guilty last week of money laundering by a Mexican judge. She had been in a Guadalajara-area jail since 2006, and in the past few months was sedated and on a suicide watch.
Longtime friend and advocate Debra Tieleman said she also spoke with Martin on the phone Thursday. She said Martin thanked her, Canadians and "everyone who brought me home."
"She said it was amazing to actually land and to know that she was in Canada. She said that the corrections officials were so kind to her, that people at the prison had been just amazing to her," Tieleman told CBC News.
"She was just thrilled to be home, just absolutely thrilled. Sounded like a different person."
Martin was sentenced to five years in prison in Mexico without parole, as well as a fine of 35,800 pesos, or around $3,500.
Her lawyer, Guillermo Cruz Rico, said Martin will be eligible for parole and could be free in a couple of months. She has already served one-third of her sentence, counting time served before the verdict.
Martin, 51, was accused of participating in a $60 million internet fraud scheme run by Canadian Alyn Waage, who was convicted of fraud in 2006 and is serving a 10-year term in a U.S. prison.
Mexican investigators said Martin, who worked as Waage's chef in Puerto Vallarta for 10 months, accepted a severance package knowing the money came from the scam.
But Martin has maintained her innocence, saying she knew nothing of Waage's schemes. Waage's testimony corroborated her story.
What the hell do you have against that woman? I have seen no proof that she was guilty of anything but poor judgement. She sure as hell didn't make a lot of money!
She put most of that severance pay back into the co. as an investment.Now, that was dumb!
Prax... might I point out that you're making some assumptions, filling in some blanks for yourself, and seem a bit emotionally invested.
Does she write to you every day? Do you get regular information packages from her lawyer? Admit it Praxius, on this topic you are as poorly informed as the rest of us......