Sherri Papini was sentenced to 18 months in prison for faking her own kidnapping in 2016

Sherri Papini was sentenced to 18 months in prison for faking her own kidnapping in 2016 ...

Sherri Papini was sentenced to 18 months in prison for faking her own kidnapping in 2016.

Sherri Papini, a California lady, was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Monday after she admitted to arranging her own kidnapping and lying to the FBI.

Prosecutors recommended Papini for an eight-month sentence last week.

Prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum filed on September 12 in U.S. District Court for Eastern California, that "a lower sentence, such as probation or home confinement in lieu of incarceration, is not sufficient to achieve the purposes of sentencing." She was also suggested that she be placed under three years of supervised release following her prison term.

Papini was sentenced to 36 months in jail, followed by three years of supervised release, according to US District Judge William Shubb. The California Victim Compensation Board, the Social Security Administration, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI are all due a total of $309,902, and she must hand herself in by November 8.

William Portanova, Papini's attorney, ruled the sentence to be "fair."

“Whatever happened five years ago, that’s a different Sherri Papini from the person you see here today,” he said while pleading for leniency in his client's sentence.

Papini had already left the courthouse without saying anything on Monday.

Papini admitted to mail fraud and lying to a law enforcement official in April, two of the 35 charges against him.

She was not accused of a crime because she deceived herself in her kidnapping, but rather because of the lies she told for years afterwards.

Papini, a mother-of-two from Redding, California, was apprehended after being missing since November 2016. She was discovered three weeks later on Thanksgiving, about 145 miles south of where she had gone; she had bruises that officials now believe were self-inflicted, and she had a mark on her shoulder that she claims was from her captors.

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