The policeman who investigated the disappearance California ‘supermem’ Sherri Papini has described her as a ‘deceptively selfish narcissist’ after admitting she staged the whole thing.
Shasta County Sheriff Michael L. Johnson has spent years investigating the mysterious disappearance of the 39-year-old mother of two after she went jogging in Redding, California on November 2, 2016, only to miraculously recover 22 days later appear. Thanksgiving Day.
Speaking against The sunJohnson gave her apology short script, insisting ‘she’s only sorry because she was caught.’
‘The bottom line is, this case was about some very strong narcissistic behavior, along with deception, deception and selfishness,’ ‘Johnson said,’ so I have a very hard time believing she’s sorry.
‘She had several opportunities to get clean in the various phases of this investigation and she never did.
“Now do we suddenly have to believe she’s sorry for what she did?” he asked. “Well, I do not believe that.”
In a statement issued by her lawyers on Tuesday, Papini admitted that the whole story was made up, adding that she was “deeply ashamed” of her actions and promised to “work the rest of my life to make amends” for what I have done. ‘
Sheriff Michael L. Johnson of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, who spent six years investigating Papini’s case
Sherri Papini walks to the federal courthouse in Sacramento with attorney Willian Portanova, yesterday, yesterday
Sherri Papini (wearing a gray hoodie) is seen after she was released from Sacramento County Main Jail in March
Sherri Papini (shown with her husband Keith and children Tyler and Violet for her abduction)
Sherri Papini with her husband Keith.
A ‘missing’ sign for Sherri Papini, is seen near the location where the mother of two apparently disappeared while jogging one afternoon. Papini, whose disappearance and mysterious return more than five years earlier embarked on a grueling three-week search, has admitted it was a hoax
Papini had told a wild story of being abducted and held captive by two gun-wielding Hispanic women, but no arrests were ever made in a seemingly unmotivated crime that stunned investigating officers.
Despite their detailed report of the abduction to authorities, skepticism had long surrounded the claims.
The married Papini was finally arrested last month after the six-year investigation when it came to light that she had actually spent the time she claimed she had been abducted in the residence of an ex-boyfriend.
She is accused of lying against federal investigators and fraudulently obtaining $ 30,000 from the State Victim Compensation Board and he has been a $ 120,000 bail since her arrest.
Following her arrest, she entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of post-fraud and lying against an officer of law enforcement – prosecutors who have maximum sentences of 20 years and five years, respectively.
Under the terms of the agreement, prosecutors agreed that they would recommend reduced penalties for the lawsuit and Papini pay back refunds of more than $ 300,000 to federal, state and local agencies.
Papini appeared before Chief Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman yesterday for an arraignment on charges of one count of making false statements and one count of post fraud.
She is due to be sentenced on July 11.
“I’m really struggling to sympathize or sympathize with her, which is where a plea deal normally goes,” the sheriff said, adding that he had “mixed emotions” about Papini’s confession.
While calling her admission a sign that investigators were doing their job well and ‘standing in a corner’ of him, he was disappointed that she was given the opportunity to conclude a plea deal, after spending so many years wasting police time and fear in her local community.
“I’m frustrated with that part because I like to see her accountable, and if you make a plea claim, you usually get a lot less punishment,” Johnson said.
Papini was accused of lying to authorities during an interview in August 2020. FBI agents warned in advance that lying to the FBI was a crime
“She was presented with evidence that showed she had not been abducted,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office Phil Talbert said in a statement announcing the allegations.
Reyes told police that Papini herself caused injuries while staying with him, including beating herself to make bruises and burn herself on her arms.
James Reyes, the ex-boyfriend who hid Sherri Papini, was tracked down by DailyMail.com for the first time since her arrest in March
Law enforcement has made no secret of her anger that the mother of two was essentially wasting six years of police time when they followed every lead
The area where Sherri Papini was found near the I-5 freeway outside Yolo, California
She had told police that the two Hispanic women had burned her on one shoulder, had cut her long blonde hair short and had broken her nose.
‘She seemed to lose quite a bit of weight. She was marked on her right shoulder, although the exact contents of the mark were indistinguishable.
‘Papini’s nose was swollen, she had bruises on her face, rash on her left arm and left upper inner thigh, as well as other parts of her body, ligature marks on her wrists and ankles, burns on her left forearm, and bruises on her pelvis. and the front of both legs. ‘
Papini’s disappearance saw headlines around the world along with rallies supporting her. A GoFundMe account has raised $ 49,000.
She also received $ 30,000 from the California Victim Compensation Board, and used the money for therapy sessions, ambulance services and $ 1,000 to buy window blinds for her home, court documents say. The use of these funds is the basis for the postal fraud charge.
Papini was initially held for five nights in the Sacramento County Main Jail before a judge released her after house arrest and her family placed a $ 120,000 bail.
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