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Judge rejects plea deal, says 'Alaskan Bush People' stars deserve jail time

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    2 Members of 'Alaskan Bush People' Family Sentenced to Jail
    • By becky bohrer, associated press
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Jan 11, 2016, 9:32 PM ET


    Two members of the family featured on the reality TV show "Alaskan Bush People" were sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail after they were accused of applying for checks from Alaska's oil wealth fund even though they weren't entitled.

    Billy Brown, 63, and one of his sons, Joshua, 31, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor unsworn falsification for lying on applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. To qualify for the dividend, one must have been a resident of the state for the preceding calendar year.

    The state is expected to dismiss charges against other members of the family who had faced charges in the case.

    In November, Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg rejected plea agreements from Billy and Joshua Brown because they called for suspended jail sentences. Pallenberg said he thought there should be some jail time involved.


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