by Gwen Moritz
Posted 9/12/2012 04:50 pm
Updated 2 years ago
Harbert, a prolific volunteer for nonprofit causes, had pleaded guilty in January to three counts - bank fraud, money laundering and using someone else's Social Security number - to make fraudulent loans for her own benefit.
The sentenced handed down by U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes was below the minimum suggested by the sentencing guidelines. Harbert read an impassioned statement in which she apologized to her parents and her husband, Nathan, who lost his job at Arvest Bank and eventually left the state to find work.
She made no excuses for her crimes but asked the judge for mercy.
Harbert was ordered to report to the U.S. Marshal Service on Oct. 15 to begin serving her sentence.