A woman that he faked his kidnapping and blamed two alleged Hispanic women was sentenced this Monday in California to 18 months in jail and pay $300,000 in restitution.
Sherri Papini40 years old, declared guilty last April of two charges of mail Fraud, false statements to the FBI and to receive more than 30 thousand dollars in compensation by posing as a victim.
Papini was reported missing on November 2, 2016, Therefore, extensive searches were carried out in the county of Shasta and in other parts of Northern California, as well as in neighboring states, according to the Justice Department.
The November 24 was found in county Yolo with several ties on your bodyin addition to injuries that included a scar on his shoulder.
Papini told authorities at the time that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint by two Hispanic women and held against their will. She also provided details about her alleged kidnappers to a cartoonist of FBI.
Various law enforcement agencies launched a search for the Hispanics, but the investigation determined that Papini had been staying with a ex-boyfriend in the city of Costa Mesain the south of the state, and that had hurt herself to support your lie.
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During a interrogation In 2020, the woman was warned that lying to federal agents was a felony.
She was presented with evidence that she had not been kidnapped, but instead of retract his story he continued to make false statements about his alleged kidnappers.
Additionally, Papini managed to get the California Victim Compensation Board give you cash aid based on your fabricated story.
Of 2017 to 2021the woman’s request for assistance resulted in approximately 35 payments totaling more than $30,000which included coverage of visits to his therapist and the cost of ambulance who transferred her to a hospital after her return.
Justice Department prosecutors had asked the judge for a sentence of eight consecutive months in prison of three years supervised releaseclaiming that the deception wasted resources and harmed others.
The defense had requested only one month in prison, and seven months of house arrest.
(With information from EFE)