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Sherri Papini arraigned in court on kidnapping hoax charges

California “super mom” Sherri Papini, who was the mastermind of an elaborate kidnapping scheme, was emotional as she appeared in entrance of a choose for an arraignment on charges that she lied to federal officers.

Papini, who was dressed in a grey blazer and slacks along with her blonde hair pulled into a good bun, appeared earlier than Chief Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on Wednesday. 

The 39-year-old mother-of-two stood subsequent to her protection lawyer, William Portanova, and agreed to waive studying of the indictment and was arraigned on the charges, court officers informed The Post.

Wednesday’s temporary 10-minute listening to was a formality earlier than Papini seems through Zoom on Monday for her change of plea listening to, court officers stated. 

Papini, who has been out on $120,000 bond since her arrest on March 3, plans to plead responsible to at least one depend of constructing false statements and one depend of mail fraud.  She is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11. 

Before coming into the Sacramento federal court together with his consumer, Portanova informed reporters, “This is a long process … and we are trying to do the right thing.”

Sherri Papini
Sherri Papini leaves the federal courthouse after her arraignment in Sacramento, Calif. on Apr. 13, 2022.
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Sherri Papini
Papini shared an announcement on Tuesday apologizing for her actions.
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Sherri Papini
The mom of two faked her personal kidnapping in 2016, saying two Hispanic ladies held her at gunpoint.
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When requested what Papini’s motive was to commit the crime, the Sacramento protection lawyer stated, “We are not going to talk about that today.”

On Tuesday, Papini launched an announcement by way of her lawyer and stated, “I am deeply ashamed of myself for my behavior and so sorry for the pain I’ve caused my family, my friends, all the good people who needlessly suffered because of my story and those who worked so hard to try to help me.”

Prosecutors stated Papini, 39, of Redding, lied when she informed investigators that she was kidnapped at gunpoint by two Hispanic ladies whereas she was jogging close to her dwelling.

Papini reappeared on Thanksgiving Day in 2016 and offered an outline of her faux kidnappers to an FBI sketch artist, prosecutors stated.

According to court data, Papini was as a substitute along with her ex-boyfriend, James Reyes, at his condo in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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