Tierney’s Wife Going to Jail

In a sentencing shocker this afternoon, Rep Tierney’s wife, Patrice, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by 5 months of house arrest.

The Herald http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… reports that this is substantially more than the prosecution asked for as part of their deal:

Prosecutors did not request jail time for Patrice Tierney, asking for 90 days house arrest, but U.S. District Court Judge William Young did give her prison time

Taken with the Wilkerson sentence does this portend sentences with teeth for politicians?  Or are they just an abberation and things will revert to as they were shortly?

Regardless, this sentence is sure to have some politicians a little more nervous tonight, eh Speaker DiMasi?

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  • and happy retirement John.

  • freakin days????  Out in 20…..I should be do lucky if I got caught laundering $$millions.

    Tierney will be re-elected again and again.

  • – There was another post on RMG, talking about congressional elections, and many on the blog including myself felt Tisei is the best chance for Republicans in MA to win a seat in Washington. He is a 13 Time elected official in the district, has state wide name recognition and has the ability to out raise any other potential candidates so i think Tisei V. Tierney is a race we all should support.

    http://redmassgroup.com/diary/11129/i-want-to-win-a-congressional-seat-in-2012

    – The 6th will not be eliminated for 1 simple factor, Tierney’s biggest supporter is Nancy Pelosi daughter (former chief of, former staffer, got him the position he is now) So because of Nancy, they wont eliminate Johney’s seat