Huh. US authorities are obviously very pissed with Comrade Jeff ‘The Snowman’ Monson. After pleading ‘guilty’ to
rape murder theft graffiti (‘malicious mischief’), Jeff has been forced to surrender his passport. As a result, he is no longer able to appear at a scheduled fight in Japan, and may spend 90 days behind bars — which is approximately 90 days more than the war criminals in Washington will ever have to serve. Monson will also have to pay a fine of $21,894 for his dastardly act — which, according to my calculations, is considerably less than the $42,637,920 Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar has pocketed for his role in The War On Terror.™
MMA fighter pleads guilty on graffiti charges
July 29, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A mixed martial arts fighter accused of spray-painting an anarchist symbol on the Washington state Capitol has pleaded guilty to malicious mischief.
Jeff Monson, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Capitol case, and entered an Alford plea for graffiti at the Lacey armed services recruitment center.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes there would be enough evidence to convict if the case went to trial.
Monson, who fights under the nickname The Snowman, was charged after a picture of him and the graffiti was published in ESPN The Magazine.
Prosecutors say they will recommend that Monson serve a 90-day jail sentence. He also must pay $21,894 in restitution as part of the plea deal.
Monson’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 1.
According to one source, Monson will still be able to travel to St. Petersburg in order to fight Ibragim Magomedov on February 28, 2010 (Judge allows MMA fighter’s trip to Russia, Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian, July 29, 2009).
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See also : Fighter Monson faces another charge, Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian, July 29, 2009 | Monson wins with a KO for anarchism, The Leveller, No.1, 2009 | Monson: ‘I’d Do It Again’ (January 18, 2009).