2008_07_leekin.jpgLast year, it was discovered that Judith Leekin adopted 11 foster children from NY adoption agencies using aliases, taking over $1 million while abusing and starving them. Today, Leekin will be sentenced, and lawyers representing the children hope she'll be be given a long sentence. The lawyers recounted a litany of abuses--siblings described pulling the decaying teeth of one profoundly retarded and autistic sibling (Leekin received more subsidies for special needs children) because they had no dental care. While Leekin pleaded guilty to mail fraud and wire fraud in NYC, she will face abuse charges in Florida,where she moved with the children. Update: Leekin was sentenced to 10 years, three-and-a-half more years than sentencing guidelines.