By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Last week, Shannade Clermont sent in letters from friends and family along with what she does in the community to a judge to avoid going to prison for spending $20,000 on items such as clothes and Beats by Dre headphones on a dead man’s credit card. This was after an escort date.
Clermont originally plead guilty to one count of fraud and faced 20 years. She took a plea deal but that deal came with serving 12-18 months. According to The Blast, she was sentenced today and the judge ordered her to serve one year in prison.
In addition to the prison sentence, Clermont was sentenced to three years of supervised release and has to pay $5,775.27 and pay $4,696.40 in restitution.
“Shannade Clermont lived up to her on-screen persona, as she admitted to stealing the debit card information from a man she visited for a prostitution date in his Manhattan apartment,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman. “When the man died of an overdose, instead of notifying the authorities or calling for help, Clermont callously chose to use the man’s debit card information to make tens of thousands of dollars in illegal purchases. As Shannade Clermont has now learned, her real-life bad behavior has real-life consequences, and has now landed her in federal prison.”
Prosecutors also watched her and her sister Shannon on the Bad Girl’s Club show. They thought that her behavior doesn’t match up to the person she says she actually is. Even with saying she donates her clothes to the less fortunate after her modeling shoots and the work she does with Shannon with the Clermont Foundation, the judge still wasn’t feeling what she did to that dead man. She could’ve easily gotten 20 years so the result that she got seemed very fair considering severity of the crime.
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