So, They Just Happened to Have Drugs Handy?Jill Easter, 38, of Irvine, Calif., felt a volunteer at her son’s school wasn’t doing a very good job at supervising him. Police say she and her husband, Kent, also 38, therefore “hatched a plot” to get the unnamed volunteer fired. Kent allegedly drove to the volunteer’s house late at night, planted illegal drugs in her unlocked car, and then went to a payphone to call 911 to report the contraband. Investigators figured it was a setup: the caller referred to the volunteer by name, and investigators zeroed in on the Easters after reviewing a motel’s security camera, which allegedly captured Kent making the 911 call. The Easters, both attorneys, have been charged with multiple felonies, and face several years in state prison. (RC/Los Angeles Times) ...Where they probably won’t be very well supervised.
“This was really not about money, this was about standing up to people that pick on other people and telling them it’s not OK to do this,” Peters said. “I feel like justice has been served.” Hopefully she has been able to collect a good portion of that $5.7 million.
Kent was convicted and spent 76 days in jail, plus community service. Jill was sentenced to 120 days in jail, plus community service.
Meanwhile, the California Bar Association moved to disbar Kent on the grounds of his “moral turpitude” as a convicted felon, and the California Supreme Court agreed and Made It So in 2017. Jill had already been disbarred in 2014.
And it’s all because they wrongly assumed that Peters, the volunteer, had somehow insulted their 6-year-old son. Boy do I feel sorry for that kid! I hope he has been able to rise above his obliviotic parents.
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