At sentencing, HETHERTON moved for a downward departure from the applicable sentencing guideline range on two grounds, including that, having used the vast majority of the stolen funds for gambling purposes, his subsequent presentence rehabilitative efforts to address his compulsive gambling disorder
warranted a departure.
Whether talking about newspaper employees who have a conflict of interest due to borrowing to pay off gambling debts, people who defraud banks and associates, or athletes who bet on games in violation of league rules, there should be no general moral or legal recognition of compulsive gambling disorder
as a valid reason for such behavior.
Bossier and Webster Parishes are truly on the leading edge of incorporating new technology and implementing a single, unified case management system that will help manage cases and track data for compulsive gambling disorders
, which can so tragically affect a person, family, and community.