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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver's licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Prosecutors say 44-year-old Betina Young — a former license agency employee — accepted payments from applicants to falsify records showing they had verified their immigration status. She has pleaded guilty.
ordering that she spend a minimum of three days in jail each Christmas while on probation.
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by semperfortis
This is a weird one where it would appear the Judge has allowed personal opinions to influence sentencing - otherwise why spend just christmas's in jail, rather than all the days in between also?
Thanks for sharing this. As a Brit, i am not affected (even potentially) by this story but i do love a good tale of weird sentencing from around the world. Makes you appreciate that it isn't quite that bad here (yet!).