Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Millennium Mobster' stole millions, and she laughed about it.

Nancy Jackson Carroll had excessive spending habits. Fur coats, numerous Mercedez-Benz vehicles, horses, $75,000 for a swimming pool, $12,500 for a Taylor Swift concert, $4,300 to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards and $100,000 for her second wedding. The former lawyer, also known as Nancy Jackson Spinks, 46, could afford it, she skimmed money from countless real estate transactions through the years that were funded through her various title companies.

In a recorded phone call with her mother while she was in custody in 2016, Carroll laughed about her crimes, saying they were "only white collar."
In the same call, Carroll, who gave herself the nickname "Millennium Mobster," chuckled at the notion that she would receive a prison sentence for stealing more than $8 million. Carroll stopped laughing when she was sentenced to 10 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. She was also ordered to pay more than $8.6 million in restitution.

Carroll committed multiple and repeated acts of money laundering, and continually used stolen money to pay off notes on her own personal real estate purchases. She placed the various real estate assets into obscurely named trusts to hide her ownership and association with purchases.
One of Carroll's many victims was Rebecca Wright, who was widowed with two daughters after her husband was killed in a motorcycle accident.

While in custody Carroll said she had already started writing her book, which she called "Everything that Glitters is not Gold." She said the cover of the book would have her hands in cuffs holding a Louis Vuitton handbag. Carroll suggested that Reese Witherspoon should play her character.