The defense attorney of Sarah Cavanaugh, an East Greenwich woman who falsely claimed to be a wounded Marine veteran and defrauded veterans, charities, friends, and organizations, has requested a two-year prison sentence for his client. Cavanaugh, 32, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, forged military discharge certificates, and fraudulent use of military medals. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Gendron filed a sentencing memorandum last Friday, requesting a five-year and ten-month jail sentence and approximately $250,000 in restitution for the accused. Cavanaugh’s attorney claims that his client had no malice or greed in her heart when she committed the crime, and therefore, a much lighter sentence would be sufficient. On Tuesday afternoon, the court is set to decide Cavanaugh’s sentencing.

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