Nancy Marks, bogus psychic, claims she remains in jail because she's disabled

Nancy Marks, a onetime psychic convicted of fraud for allegedly bilking clients out of approximately $300,000, has been accused of faking an illness in the past. Now, however, doctors cited in a lawsuit filed by prominent attorney David Lane say Marks has a legitimate ailment that confines her to a wheelchair -- and the complaint maintains that state agencies have responded by keeping her in prison as opposed to allowing her to move into a halfway house or community-corrections setting. Get the unusual details, plus photos, a video and the complete document below.
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