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Brides website changed life of man awaiting sentencing in death plot
Houston Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2012 | Cindy Horswell

Posted on 08/27/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

David Sartin.......The 49-year-old's only scrape with the law had been a single traffic ticket - until he visited a "dream marriage" website that boasted the "hottest Russian brides."

Now he finds himself sitting in a jail cell, waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty last week in Beaumont to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm in connection with a bizarre murder-for-hire plot involving a Ukrainian blonde half his age.

The scheme involved abduction, lead poisoning and a fortified room that Sartin added onto his home where he allegedly planned to imprison his would-be wife.

Before his life spun out of control, the small-framed man was living thriftily. His only income came from a disability check following two surgeries on his back which he injured while installing loading dock equipment, relatives said.

Then three years ago, Sartin clicked on a website that described itself as the spot to meet "beautiful Russian women and sexy Ukrainian brides to be." It said it was designed for those seeking true love with "Western men."

......He also tells of spending thousands more taking her on lavish trips across Europe, giving her funds for living and school expenses and paying for photo shoots and record productions to jump start her singing career (clips of her singing were posted on YouTube).

The money apparently came from about $400,000 he gained from a divorce settlement in 2006. His ex-wife, Betty Sartin, who was married to him for 11 years, said she had to split her retirement fund with him that she'd accumulated while working at Mobil. "I was 13 years older than him, and he played me for a fool. Now he's met somebody a little smarter than him," she said....

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: divorce; internet; marriage; socialmedia

1 posted on 08/27/2012 4:44:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who hasnt wanted to get a mail order bride and keep her in a fortified room for a couple of weeks?


2 posted on 08/27/2012 4:50:52 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The poor man - a victim of evil women, as they all are, one way or another.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit tv series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder if this guy got his inspiration from the 1965 film The collector? There really isn't anything new.
4 posted on 08/27/2012 5:03:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Linky Thing: Here's the Little Vixen's Website

5 posted on 08/27/2012 5:05:40 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tx_eggman

The mark.

6 posted on 08/27/2012 5:09:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tx_eggman

What could possibly go wrong?


7 posted on 08/27/2012 5:20:54 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: from occupied ga

that was an interesting movie.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 5:22:51 AM PDT by j.argese (If Speaker Gingrich is on my state's primary ballot, I will vote for him.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s been a few years since I’ve talked w a co-worker who was smitten with some Brazilian beauty.

The set up was obvious to all but him.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 5:23:34 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
dad gum dude, are you sure she's the one? man that's allot of coin to layout.

Ive heard these stories before about eastern block women fronting for gangs and such, taking advantage of lonely American men.

On the other hand I work with a guy who did this and is married to a russian and they have a beautiful baby, so go figure.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz?

Just have to ask, have you ever considered adding a fortified room to your place for ‘secure undisclosed hittin’ that thing’?

;)


11 posted on 08/27/2012 5:32:45 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Admittedly, I did not read the entire piece, but I am struck by the tone of the writer. She seems to be implying that he was a model citizen until the evil website sucked him in and forced him to do bad things against his will.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 5:41:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Tax-chick

poor man, my foot. The guy is a fool and a murderous fool at that...


13 posted on 08/27/2012 5:42:31 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Reminds me a lot of a plan I once fantasized over concerning a certain Lawyer!!!
14 posted on 08/27/2012 5:54:22 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

$400K and living in a trailer!
What a maroon.

I’m sure his ex wife is laughing her a— off!
THere is nothing quite like seeing someone get what they deserve when they have behaved badly.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 6:16:48 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Tax-chick
a victim of evil women, as they all are, one way or another.

All women are evil ?

16 posted on 08/27/2012 6:44:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: V_TWIN

I know someone who married a drop-dead gorgeous woman from the Ukraine. He said he met her on a plane. hmmm... They’re still married and have at least one baby. Oh, and they have an extended family that moved here and he is supporting. LOL


17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:54:15 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 5:18

Nobody reads instruction manuals anymore.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 6:58:50 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Most of the men who do those Asian/Russian bride deals are total losers. No self respecting American woman would want their sorry a**.

The men are either butt ugly, their personality sucks or they want an "yes" women who is subserviant to them or a combination of all 3 above.

Saw a show on this lst year on TLC. One guy was butt ugly/obese in his late 60's trying to woo a gorgeous, very early 20's Russian woman. Poor woman was desperate to leave Russia..the look of disgust on her face when she was with him was telling.

The guy was convinced she loved him. What man would even want to have such a woman like this under these conditions when she is so far out of his league?

19 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: V_TWIN

That’s not their only scam. Eastern bloc (Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Albanian) gangs have been planting or bribing individuals working for maid services in the Chicago area in order to access homes and steal valuables. In Chicago and other parts of the country, they were involved in mortgage scams that cost victims (new home buyers or recently-arrived immigrants) and banks billions.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 7:32:39 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: Cronos

It was sarcasm.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit tv series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But he was such a quiet neighbor; he always kept his lawn mowed, and ...


22 posted on 08/27/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: throwback; Tax-chick

[b]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

Proverbs 31:10

I keep looking, but as Tax-chick said, all womyns are evils!

;-)


23 posted on 08/27/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm a-building me a rocket ship
to go where womerns don't give no lip
I'm a-blastin' off!
Baby, I'm Venus-bound!

24 posted on 08/27/2012 9:30:00 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: CSM; Izzy Dunne; throwback

I experienced a pre-coffee misplaced modifier incident: I really was trying to say that all men are the victims of evil women.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 9:34:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit tv series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Tax-chick
Not to worry. When they call your name at the Judgment for this offense, many of us will sound off, “I am Tax-chick”.
26 posted on 08/27/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Tax-chick

It is true, all of us men ARE victims...well at least until we chose not to be anymore. At the same time, evil women will stay evil!


27 posted on 08/27/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: a real Sheila

:)


28 posted on 08/27/2012 12:47:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: throwback
When they call your name at the Judgment for this offense, many of us will sound off, “I am Tax-chick”.

Thank you in advance. Bring wine!

29 posted on 08/27/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What? You mean not only men get screwed out of their wages?! His ex must be disgusted.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: CSM
all womyns are evils!

Not my wife, who also, not coincidentally, happens to be the grandmother of my grandkids. Nothing makes a woman more valuable to you than when she loves and cares for your grandchildren.

31 posted on 08/27/2012 6:27:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: CSM
all womyns are evils!

Not my wife, who also, not coincidentally, happens to be the grandmother of my grandkids. Nothing makes a woman more valuable to you than when she loves and cares for your grandchildren.

32 posted on 08/27/2012 7:15:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Then surely your wife is a womAn and not a womYn! ;-)


33 posted on 08/28/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

I see your point, now, and I agree.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 1:41:48 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Good! Now go give your wife a big hug! ;-)


35 posted on 08/28/2012 1:48:46 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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