Update: Gina Price is Found GUILTY
Updated news from two of the trial witnesses: Gina Price has been found GUILTY!
From John Hoffman –
I am very pleased to report that this afternoon, July 14, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee convicted abusive puppy importer Gina Price of fraud by mail, fraud by wire, income tax fraud and social security fraud. The jury acquitted her on 2 counts of witness tampering because they were unable to sufficiently recall the revlevant testimony.
Ms. Price was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshall pending sentencing on December 8, 2008.
There will likely be stories in at least two local newspapers tomorrow. I will forward copies.
John E. Hoffman, Lawyer
This note from Tom, another trial witness, details how Gina tried to play the ‘poor, sick, crazy lady card’, and failed –
Gina Price was found guilty on:
1. Wire Fraud
2. Mail Fraud
3. Social Security Fraud
4. 2 counts false statements to Social Security
5. 2 counts False tax returns
They are looking at between 72 to 84 months in prison. Hopefully it will be close to 7 years.
Its finally happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHE PULLED HER MENTAL THING AND THE JUDGE CALLED AN AMBULANCE, SHE REFUSED THE EMTS OF EVEN TOUCHING HER. NANCY HARR ASKED FOR IMMEDIATE INCARCERATION SINCE THE RISK OF A RUN WAS GREAT. (Judge) AGREED, Said ” US MARSHALL, PLACE THIS WOMAN IN CONFINEMENT”…….YEAH AND WOO HOO!
The case has been well covered in the Tennessee newspapers, with Knox News and the Tricities Paper doing an excellent job. Reporter Mac McClean in particular did a wonderful job. It was refreshing to see newspapers and reporters not blowing this off as just ‘another dog thing’.
You can read the full reports on the jury’s decision here and here.
And before you leave… Go read Charlotte Creeley’s excellent blog – “What if the Price Trial Was Conducted by Dogs?”
My thanks to those who’ve been following the trial via this blog, and to the witnesses who’ve been sending me reports from the trial.
No matter what they do to her it isn’t really going to be justice. We can only hope that it will send a message to others of her ilk. I wouldn’t count on that though.
P.S. I have a good friend (excellent chow breeder) with a family member trying to find reputable frenchie breeders. Besides you, who would you recommend? If you have time could you e-mail me? CanineHelp@aol.com Thank you.
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I am glad some kind of justice was served and I hope she gets everything she deserves–in this life & however many she has left!