A woman who prosecutors say financed a lavish lifestyle by embezzling $3.6 million from her employer has pleaded guilty to a federal mail fraud charge.
Fifty-one-year-old Pamela J. Beard of Bowie, Md., entered the plea Friday in federal court in Washington. As part of a plea deal, she faces a maximum of 51 months and prison and must pay $3.6 million in criminal forfeiture and restitution at sentencing May 8.
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