Sherri Papini, the wife and mother of two who faked her own kidnapping six years ago, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison following her guilty plea earlier this year.
Papini, 39, pleaded guilty in April to mail fraud and lying to a law enforcement officer, just two counts of a 35-count indictment, NBC News reported. Those charges were related to Papini’s actions after she faked her own kidnapping, rather than the faked kidnapping itself.
Prosecutors had requested eight months in prison for Papini’s plea deal, arguing that “A lesser sentence, such as the one month of imprisonment recommended by probation or home detention in lieu of incarceration, is not sufficient to achieve the purposes of sentencing.”
U.S District Judge William Shubb went further, sentencing Papini to