Columbia, SC -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/25/2014 -- Deborah Barbier, Attorney at Law is pleased to remind viewers that she has been a featured narrator on one of the ID channel's “Evil Twins” series. The episode was aired on April 3, 2014 and shows Barbier telling the story of Charlene and Darlene Shuler. One of the sisters (Darlene Wooten ) committed suicide and the other (Charlene Corley) was found guilty of federal crimes. Charlene was sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison.
According to Deborah Barbier, “The episode was entitled “Green Eyed Monster. The twin sisters, over the course of more than nine years, defrauded the Department of Defense of $20.5 million in false shipping invoices. Their firm, C & D Distributors, added hundreds of thousands of dollars to costs of shipping parts to key military installations during hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
She continues, “When Darlene was visited by federal investigators, she borrowed a gun from her son and committed suicide. Charlene was tried and convicted in federal court in the case. She agreed to work with federal investigators to help recover the $15 million amount she was ordered to pay. There were vacation homes, jewelry and automobiles which were seized as part of the restitution.”
The judge agreed that the activities of the sisters were crimes against the people of the United States. Most of the items shipped were considered priority needs to war zones and did not fall under normal auditing and procedural guidelines.
Deborah Barbier was the lead prosecutor in the high profile case. She is now in private practice, working mostly as a criminal defense lawyer.
Learn more about the television episode by watching the preview at http://www.deborahbarbier.com/deborah-barbier-appeared-on-destination-discovery/ today. Members of the press and others who have additional questions about the contents of this press release are encouraged to contact the attorney at the location provided below.
Contact Person Name: Deborah B. Barbier, Attorney at Law
Address: 1531 Laurel Street, Columbia SC, 29201
Contact Telephone Number: (803) 445-1032 or (803) 730-6290