Hassan Carmon sentenced to 30-60 months in prison
Defendant and his wife stole from philanthropist Linny Fowler
Hassan Carmon of Allentown was sentenced to 30 to 60 months in state prison in Northampton County Court Friday, for stealing more than $1 million from the late philanthropist Linny Fowler.
The sentence includes two years of probation and $117,000 in restitution.
In October, Carmon pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception.
In late September his estranged wife, Shawnta Carmon, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and conspiracy theft.
Both pleas were in connection with the theft of money from Fowler.
A grand jury indicted the couple, who told Fowler they needed money for medical bills. but spent it on a lavish lifestyle that included expensive clothing, jewelry, limousine transportation and gambling.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli described Fowler as a very generous woman who trusted people.
He said Fowler gave more than $1 million in charitable gifts to the Carmons between 2008 and 2012.
Court records show the couple asked Fowler for money for medical bills for two minor, including a young girl who needed a heart transplant.
Folwer also gave them money for dental bills, a college education and a car.
Morganelli said Fowler, who died in February, knew something wasn't right about the couple.