Convicted War Profiteer Still Lives High Life

Harris says that Corley has already sold four of her cars including a 2007 Mercedes for $72,000, a 2007 BMW, and a 2006 Lexus. He says that the money from the sales has gone directly to the bank, as the first lienholder, not Corley nor her legal defense. Harris said after the bank receives what it is owed, the government would be next to be paid back.

Harris insisted that Corley was not living in any of the houses that she purchased with her ill-gotten gains, but in a house where she has resided for years, though he did acknowledge that she may have used some of the money to improve that home. That residence is also slated for seizure by the government.

After their actions were discovered, Corley's sister committed suicide, but not before writing the government a check in excess of $4 million to help pay back the shipping costs.

Corley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for each of the two counts.

Matthew Zimmerman is a 2008 Carnegie Fellow at ABC News. He is a student at the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism.

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