Skip to comments.2 men sentenced in Sarah Palin lawyer harassment case
Posted on 06/10/2012 7:01:33 PM PDT by STARWISE
The Christys, of McAdoo, Pa., pleaded guilty in January to making harassing phone calls to Palin's attorneys. Attorney John Tiemessen testified that the men's calls threatened Palin and attorneys. Both Christys apologized Friday for their actions.
In Friday's sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ordered Shawn Christy to spend up to six months at the Scranton residential facility, where a bed will become available in mid-July. Christy wanted to return to his parent's home, where he had been living until his arrest last year.
"Why can't I go home now?" he said.
"Because I'm not letting you go home," Burgess said, prompting Christy to ask what was the judge's reason for imposing the order.
"It has to do with consequences," Burgess said. "It's part of the consequences for your behavior.
"I understand my behavior, and I understand this is ridiculous," Christy said. A short time letter, Burgess called for a short recess after blurts from Christy.
Burgess ultimately said Christy could stay with his parents at their McAdoo home until a bed at the residential facility becomes available.
After the sentencing was completed, Tiemessen said Christy's behavior in court was consistent with what he and others had witnessed in the past two years, including hundreds of calls from the Christys to his law firm's offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
"I've seen dozens and dozens of such little outbursts and worst," Tiemessen. "It just the first one Judge Burgess has seen."
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2 “men” sentenced? Sounds more like a spoiled little kid that will live in moms basement forever.
I had to click through to the article to see how old this kid is - he's a freaking 20-year-old alleged adult!
And he's whinging because the judge won't let him go back home to mommy's basement and let him make more threatening phoney phone calls.
Did any articles mention what his DU screenname is?
Sounds like the little turd was close to a contempt of court charge.
Not enough of a come-uppance if you ask me.
I pity the parents even though they are not blameless...
Well I have contempt for that court as well..
He should get at least a year.....
Judge Burgess has more patience than I have. I would have slapped a contempt charge on that little twerp.
Reading the article, it appears he was sentenced to time served and 5 yrs’ probation. They’ve apparently been held since last August. The young punk will get 6 months in a residential facility, starting mid-July when a bed opens. A punk, spoiled kid and his idiot criminal father ... hundreds of harrassing calls per DAY and threatening awful things .. definitely deserve more punishment.
“Good! The rotten punk gets rightful comeuppance for his vicious behavior.”
Rightful? I think not.
Particularly after he attacked the judge.
Typical spoiled, no-nothing, hateful little Leftist twirp.
Ge he’s got a real purty mouth!
Like father like son. they should spend a lot more time behind bars,A—Holes.
“no-nothing” s/b “know-nothing”
There is a screw loose with the parents also.....
If I were the judge and the kid pulled that crap on me, I’d sentence the little twerp to 90 days of water-boarding after each meal.
According to an affidavit by the FBI, Craig Christy threatened to kill Tiemessen in one obscenity-filled message, and in another, Shawn Christy said he might have sex with Palin. The younger Christy also threatened to come to Alaska and rape one of the attorneys, according to the document.
The restraining orders were issued after Palin left office.
The order against Shawn Christy was issued in 2010 after he was accused of stalking Palin. It was renewed last year after Palin testified that Christy appeared to be sending a clear signal when he made a one-day visit to Alaska on her February birthday.
Palin also said she feared Christys parents because of their claim that she had a sexting relationship with their son in 2009, when he was a teen.
The order against Craig Christy was issued last year after he was accused of barraging Palins parents with telephone messages.
Beyond despicable criminal behavior ... pure savage lib thuggery.
The MSNBC Klux Klan doesn’t think there are any consequences for their actions.
Whackjob liberals continue to go to prison for stepping over the line, but the ones who pushed them there, Daily Kos/MSNBC/HuffPo, go unpunished.