Just a theory, but ....
I'm starting to think Erika doesn't care if she's caught in lies. I don't think she's as smart as some people say, but I also don't think she's dumb. Maybe it's her who has Alzheimers :)
At the end of the day, in the court of public opinon, I feel that all Erika needs is to not be shown to have known that the money she received was siphoned off "widows and orphans". I think there is a good possibility the paper trail of the case won't prove that she knew. She probably knows this, and doesn't worry too much about inconsistencies.
We may never know the tru