7 years for Loudoun banker Linda Tribby

Linda Tribby, the Loudoun County banker who admitted she stole more than $14 million from her customers, was sentenced Friday morning to seven years in prison.

Tribby, 42, wept as she read a statement to U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady. "I beg for your mercy and understanding," Tribby said.

Though still married to her husband, Brian Tribby, she said she hoped to someday have children with her boyfriend, Scott Whitmore, whom she described as her fiancee.

Tribby faced a sentence of eight to 10 years in prison under voluntary sentencing guidelines. But O'Grady elected to go below that range and imposed a sentence of 84 months.

O'Grady also ordered Tribby to make $14.1 million in restitution and forfeit various houses, vehicles and property.

Prosecutors said federal agents recovered $5.7 million from Tribby's accounts.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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