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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