Queens Woman sentenced to 11 Years In New York Adoption Scam
A 63 year old Woman named Judith Leekin, has been sentenced to 11 Years in adoption scam. The woman is a former resident of Queens and has been convicted for adopting and abusing 11 disabled children.
She has admitted to using forge names to adopt the children, and used to send phony report cards to the authorities. She received
She made a fortune of $1.68 millions in adoption subsidies, which was forfeited by her in a plea deal.
Leekin, moved to Florida after adopting children from New York during 1988 – 1996.
The children were kept in inhumane conditions – forced to sleep on the floor and were tied up, or beaten if they misbehaved.
Lawyers for the children have asked for up to 40 years in prison for Leekin.