Saturday, August 8, 2009


Here's the latest example of just how gender-biased the United States Legal System truly is. If you are a woman, you aren't going to jail.

The definition of "Misdemeanor" is largely based on a crime in which the value involved is lower than $1,000. Here's a situation in which a woman steals nearly $137,000, plea bargains to a misdemeanor and gets FIVE DAYS of Community Service. If you are not already upset, I'll just remind you it was Taxpayers' money she stole.

The CRIME --

The wife of Monkees vocalist Micky Dolenz pled guilty Friday to charges that she defrauded a public housing program in New York City.

Authorities in the city's Department of Investigation said Donna Quinter, 54, illegally received $136,866 in government rental subsidies for an apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The subsidies were supposed to go to middle-income families who were in danger of being forced out of a rent-regulated apartment building that was being converted into luxury condominiums.

Investigators say Quinter failed to disclose that she was sharing the apartment with a friend who paid rent. The home also wasn't her only residence. Since marrying Dolenz in 2002, the former flight attendant has lived with her husband in Bell Canyon, California, an exclusive gated community outside Los Angeles.

Quinter surrendered to authorities in New York on Friday morning, then resolved the case in a matter of hours. She wrote out a check to the city for the full $136,866, went before a judge in Manhattan and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor larceny charge, then received her sentence: five days of community service.

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