Two men sentenced in Palin lawyer harassment case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two Pennsylvania men convicted of harassing Sarah Palin's Alaska lawyers have been sentenced to time served and five years' probation, with Friday's proceedings briefly halted after a short outburst in court by one of them.

During his sentencing in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, 20-year-old Shawn Christy said the judge's order Friday that he live up to six months in a Pennsylvania community re-entry program was "ridiculous."

His 48-year-old father, Craig Christy, was ordered to perform community service.

The Christys, of McAdoo, Pa., pleaded guilty in January to making harassing phone calls to Palin's attorneys. Attorney John Tiemessen testified the men's calls threatened Palin and attorneys.

Shawn Christy was released and sent back to Pennsylvania last month after an evaluation report said he wasn't a danger to the public.

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