Patrice Tierney US Congressman gets jail time on gambling charge

Posted 1/14/11 : Tax charges stem from involvement in brother's online sportsbook
The trial and sentencing of Patrice Tierney, wife of a US Congressman and the source of wide industry reportage last year ( came to a conclusion this week with the defendant sentenced to a 30 day jail term.
Tierney was convicted for her part in an Antiguan-based online gambling enterprise ( owned by her brother Robert Eremian. She was charged with aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns between 2003 and 2009.
Prosecutors claimed that Tierney managed a banking account that collected more than $7 million in illegal gambling profits, and that a portion of Eremian’s business was run out of the state of Massachusetts.
"There must be an actual sanction," US District Judge William G. Young said in sentencing Tierney to serve a two-year supervised release, the first five months of which will be under house arrest.