Victims decry 10-year sentence for Draper man who stole $25M in retirement funds
SALT LAKE CITY — Her voice quavering due to age, 90-year-old Darlene Snow explained to a federal judge how she and her late husband lost their retirement savings to Curtis DeYoung.
Turning to look at the man dressed in a striped jail jumpsuit, Snow said she felt sad, "not for myself and certainly not for you, Curtis." Snow said she felt bad for his parents, calling DeYoung their "fair-haired boy."
"For two years we tried and tried to call you. Of course, you were always out. We needed our money. It wasn't a lot of money, but it was to keep me when he died. My husband put it right in Curtis' pocket," said Snow, whose husband, Dean, died of a heart attack in April.
Snow was among about 5,400 people whose retirement money — $25 million in all — DeYoung stole through his company, American Pension Services.