Convicted felon Annette Bosworth is scheduled to receive her sentence at the Hughes County Courthouse next week. Bosworth’s twelve Class 6 felony counts carry a total maximum sentence of 24 years in prison and a maximum fine of $48,000. Prosecutors have said since the guilty verdict on May 27 that they do not expect Judge John Brown to issue anything close to the maximum sentence.
However, if you faced the possibility of a stiff fine, if you believed you had to close your business due to your felony conviction, if your other main revenue stream had dried up, if your spouse still had no real job, and if you knew that your felony conviction made it hard to get another job, you’d probably keep a tight grip on your purse strings, right?
Evidently Bosworth and her husband Chad Haber are in no such tight financial situation:
An eager readers sends the above Facebook posts indicating that Bosworth and Haber are sitting on enough cash to send two of their children on overseas trips. Bosworth can’t go with, since Judge John Brown is still holding her passport, but other members of her family can scout out foreign getaways.
Flights from Sioux Falls to Oslo are more than $2,000. The cheapest ticket from here to San Jose, Costa Rica, is just under $800. I can’t speak to the cost of specific camps or tours in Norway and Costa Rica, but I suspect they cost more than Art Camp at the Granary.
Peter Waldron says Bosworth’s life may depend on sharing his absurd videos, but her spending on foreign trips indicates her livelihood is in no danger.
p.s.: Bosworth dupes continue to seek smokescreens for their idol’s failings, complaining that Attorney General Marty Jackley isn’t investigating Steve Hickey’s alleged 2012 petition missteps as avidly as he investigated Bosworth’s now proven 2014 petition perjury. AG Jackley says there’s a difference:
Jackley said his office received complaints directly from former Secretary of State Jason Gant regarding Bosworth and Walker. The complaints in the Bosworth case also included sworn affidavits. The Hickey complaint, however, consists of a letter and newspaper article, which aren’t as reliable as evidence.
“I would consider a formal complaint something evidentiary that I can rely on,” Jackley said [link added; Jonathan Ellis, “Bosworth Backers Upset at Inaction on Hickey Complaint,” that Sioux Falls paper, 2015.06.25].
As I noted when Ellis first posted on the allegations against Hickey, the evidence in Hickey’s case is so far much thinner than what AG Jackley and the DCI had to go on when I brought Bosworth’s perjury to light in April 2014.