Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Police shackle and handcuff a grandmother
Linda made a promise to her brother, Dan, on his deathbed
to take care of their younger sister, Becky, in his absence.
Two days following Dan’s funeral, Becky’s company was
raided by the FBI and shut down. Ultimately, Becky was
convicted by a jury of numerous white-collar crimes and was
looking at a sentence of up to seventy-five years in prison.
Prior to sentencing, Becky escaped, disappeared and became
one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives; then she contacted
Linda for help.
Although Linda was raised to protect and support her
family “no matter what”, her dedication and commitment to
her sister ultimately landed Linda in jail. As Linda struggled
to stay alive and maintain her sanity behind bars, Becky was
living the high-life in another country.
Intense and intertwined, Linda’s unusual story of grief and
loss, The Fugitive’s Sister, reveals how quickly an American
Dream can become an American Nightmare. What happens
next is a warning to all...
“You have quite a story to tell. I can see this going to film,
TV, or somewhere important. So many lives were affected by
this.” Randy Peyser, author of Crappy to Happy as
featured in the movie Eat, Pray, Love.