Nun bilked by Durham, 2 others urges long sentence

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A 74-year-old Ohio nun who says she lost more than $100,000 to a scam orchestrated by Indianapolis financier Tim Durham and two partners says she forgives him but thinks they should get lengthy sentences.

Barbara Lukacik testified Friday before the sentencing of Durham, James Cochran and Rick Snow. The three men were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in June.

Prosecutors have said the three stripped Akron, Ohio-based Fair Finance of its assets and used the money to buy mansions, classic cars and other luxury items and to keep another Durham company afloat.

Lukacik says she lost $125,000 and objects to attorneys' calls for sentences shorter than the terms recommended by prosecutors.

She says a short sentence won't be enough for Durham and his co-conspirators to realize their sin and greed.