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George draws home detention

Judge: ‘You tried to hoodwink that jury’

Annie George and her attorney, Mark Sacco, walk into the Federal Courthouse in Albany for George's sentencing July 9.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Annie George and her attorney, Mark Sacco, walk into the Federal Courthouse in Albany for George's sentencing July 9.
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The woman convicted in March of harboring an illegal immigrant in the opulent but deteriorating Llenroc mansion in Rexford was sentenced Tuesday to eight months’ confinement in that very mansion. The judge imposed the home confinement, telling Annie George bluntly that he believes she lied on the stand during the trial. The judge also ordered the seizure of the mansion itself, though that is expected to be stayed when George’s appeal is filed and legal ...

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justapto
July 9, 2013
12:11 p.m.

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That mansion has brought grief to all who have owned it. Greed is not good.

catherine9966
July 10, 2013
9:55 a.m.

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Lotta Good Work put in at that mansion. Lets Not blame the building?

Will1960
July 10, 2013
3:35 p.m.

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It appears the government isn't so concerned about punishing Ms. George than they are about obtaining the rights to a lucrative piece of property. If Ms. George hoodwinked the jury then punish her with a jail sentence. The forfeiture laws have been written in such a manner that they reward the greed of the government by making it easy to seize valuables and property without due process. I would like to know who exactly in the government will be the benefactor of the mansion being seized. Where does the money go? The answer to that question will reveal a system that's rigged against the people.

smith
July 11, 2013
12:10 a.m.

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stealing property has become a government pastime. This judge allowing that to go forward and arbitrarily declaring her a liar is contemptible and if nothing else, violates the rights of the other legitimate owners who have majority ownership. This is plain sick and the media is participating by not calling the feds out on it.

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