Florida Bigamy: No Contest … No Worries … Good Deal

Florida Husband marries his first wife in 1960.

In the 1980s, Husband marries his second wife.

In 2000, Husband divorces his second wife.

And marries his third wife, the lawyer who represented him in his divorce from his second wife.

Husband pleads guilty to federal bank fraud charges and is sentenced to twenty-seven months’ incarceration.

Then it is learned that Husband never divorced his first wife.

Husband pleads no contest to bigamy charges.

Husband’s sentence for the bigamy charges?

In a sense, nothing.

His sentence for bigamy will run concurrently with his bank fraud sentence.

One principle of our legal system is that the punishment should fit the crime …

Read more in this Times of the Internet article: Con man pleads no contest to bigamy.