Parker-Broderick surrogate burglary police chief gets almost 3 years in prison
Former Martins Ferry, Ohio, police Chief Barry Carpenter was sentenced to prison after being convicted for his involvement in the the break-in at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker's and Matthew Broderick's surrogate mother, the AP says. How much are those photos worth to him now?
Carpenter, who resigned two weeks ago, must serve two years and eight months in prison. He was convicted last month on charges of receiving stolen property, theft in office and evidence tampering but acquitted of other counts, including burglary. Prosecutors said he broke into Michelle Ross' home in May, took items related to her pregnancy and the surrogacy and conspired with police Chief Chad Dojack of neighboring Bridgeport to sell the items to celebrity photographers.
Dojack is scheduled to go on trial in January on two counts of complicity to burglary and one count of complicity to receiving stolen property.
Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Solovan called prison time a "must" in the case, and Carpenter was immediately taken into custody after the hearing. He got off easy; he could have received six years on those charges.
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