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Korbe to send part of her income to slain agent’s family

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
| Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:00 a.m

A federal judge ordered an Indiana Township woman on Wednesday to pay $2.8 million in restitution to the family of a federal agent she killed, although it’s unlikely she will ever make good on the debt.

Christina Korbe, 42, is serving 15 years and 10 months in prison for fatally shooting FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks, 33, as he led other officers into her home in November 2008 to arrest her husband on drug charges.

U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry ruled that at least half of any salary she earns in prison and at least 20 percent of any income she receives after she’s released will go to Hicks’ family until the amount is paid off.

Attorneys for the government and Korbe agreed last week on the amount of restitution. If Korbe gets a windfall, such as from an inheritance or lawsuit settlement, the money has to go toward paying her restitution, the judge ordered.

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