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CONGRESSMAN'S WIFE GETS JAIL TIME
14th January, 2011 at 03:13:20
Tax charges stem from involvement in brother's online sportsbook
The trial and sentencing of Patrice Tierney, wife of a US Congressman and the source of wide industry reportage last year (see previous report) came to a conclusion this week with the defendant sentenced to a 30 day jail term.
Tierney was convicted for her part in an Antiguan-based online gambling enterprise (PlayLegal.com) owned by her brother Robert Eremian. She was charged with aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns between 2003 and 2009.
Prosecutors claimed that Tierney managed a banking account that collected more than $7 million in illegal gambling profits, and that a portion of Eremian's business was run out of the state of Massachusetts.
"There must be an actual sanction," US District Judge William G. Young said in sentencing Tierney to serve a two-year supervised release, the first five months of which will be under house arrest.
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