Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Okay, so first there was the story about
the planned DHS television series.
And then there was the follow-up reporting that
the whole thing was an investment scam
and there was no such show after all.
Following through on the story,
it looks like the ringleader behind the scam has been
sentenced to one year in prison
and an accomplice to five years probation and $250 a month in
The TV Squad article says retribution,
which would be strange if true.
But it's not.
(Read the announcements of the accomplice's
At $250 a month, it's going to take a long time to repay the court-ordered
$3.4 million in restitution.
Two years later,
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
that the judge who imposed the one-year sentence for the ringleader
failed to follow sentencing guidelines
(which call for a minimum of 57 months),
and ordered that he be sentenced again.
Meanwhile, the accomplice
appears to have violated the terms of her probation, so she was
sentenced to ten days in jail.
Who knows what'll happen next?
This story may never reach its final chapter.