NEW YORK - A maid whose clients included Candice Bergen and Robert DeNiro was sentenced Tuesday to one to three years in prison by a judge who said the defendant was "cleaning out" her celebrity employers' valuables while cleaning their homes.
State Supreme Court Justice Renee White ignored the pleas of a weeping Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz to let her return immediately to Poland.
Turyk-Wawrynowicz pleaded guilty two weeks ago to grand larceny, forgery and identity theft.
"I would like the judge to allow me to go home," Turyk-Wawrynowicz, 35, said through tears and a Polish interpreter. She said her sister died recently, leaving several young children. "They have no one to take care of them," she told the judge.
White told the maid she had "shown no remorse for your actions, but only remorse for your predicament," so she would impose the sentence.