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Bronx Woman To Be Sentenced In Sandy Hook Fraud Case

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A New York City woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed in the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school last December is facing possible prison time.

Nouel Alba is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Hartford. She pleaded guilty in June to wire fraud and making false statements.

Alba is seeking probation, arguing she’s already been punished by the media. Prosecutors are asking that Alba serve at least a year in prison.

Authorities say she made up details about the aftermath of the shooting to solicit donations for a “funeral fund” on behalf of the child’s family and the families of other victims of the shooting, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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