Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

not too pretty for prison this time

If you were an attractive young woman with a criminal allegation problem in the Tampa Bay area, you would probably be drawn to attorney John Fitzgibbons whose public statement that child molester Debra Lafave was "too pretty for prison" apparently was convincing to Florida prosecutors in two counties and one county judge.

Fitzgibbons seemed to work his magic for former American Idol contestant Jessica Sierra. Charged with cocaine possession and felony battery for hitting a man with a glass at a bar last April, she pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 12 months of probation.

After last night, however, we will really see Fitzgibbons' magic put to the test as Ms. Sierra was arrested by Tampa police for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. As of this morning, she was being held in jail without bail.


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