She is the 75-year-old woman who dumped mayonnaise, maple syrup and ketchup in a library book drop.
While Cassidy was fighting her case, she became the victim of another crime.
Cassidy paid her lawyer, Richard Bergesen, $152,000 to represent her. Lawyers we talked to say she should have only paid $3,000.
It started when Cassidy dumped condiments in an Ada County library book drop in 2009. She hired attorney Richard Bergesen to help with her case.
“He was telling her that he needed this money to keep her out of prison,” said Medema.
Bergesen first asked for $50,000, then he said he needed $100,000 more. Cassidy paid the outrageous sum because she was scared of going to jail.
“Well, there is usually no limit on people who are stealing money, you know he can take it, so he’ll just keep taking more,” said Medema.
Bergesen was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after three years. He must also pay more than $153,000 in restitution.
Cassidy pleaded guilty to dumping condiments in the library book drop. In January, a judge sentenced her to at least a month in jail.
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