With a light kiss on the right cheek from one of her lawyers and no opportunity to say goodbye to her elderly parents, Sharon “Shari” Pearl went to prison late Friday for embezzling more than $615,000 from the State Bar of California.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson sentenced the State Bar’s former director of real property operations to two years and eight months, after finding that the 52-year-old woman had used the stolen money to live a “very comfortable lifestyle well above her means.”

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