Lola Jean Amorin, 70, pleaded no contest in state court this morning to two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of computer fraud, money laundering and 13 counts of tax evasion. She faces a minimum 20-year prison term when she is sentenced in August.
Her husband Albert Amorin, 72, pleaded no contest to 13 tax evasion charges. He faces maximum one- and five-year prison terms on each of the charges but will be asking the court to give him the opportunity to avoid conviction.
Lola Jean Amorin was an accountant for The Arc in Hawaii, a non-profit organization that provides services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, when she was charged last September with stealing more than $5.7 million from her employer. A later indictment accuses her of stealing nearly $7 million between December 2006 and March last year.
The tax evasion charges accuse the Amorins of failing to report the stolen money as income.