Fittingly, during the last week of November sweeps, former CBS3 news anchor Larry Mendte will be sentenced for illegally accessing co-anchor Alycia Lane’s email (Just think a year ago at this time they were both on CBS3).
The federal sentencing guidelines for this crime are 0-6 months in jail.
Mendte probably will get probation, but I think his best chance for forgiveness from the public is to do a little bit of jail time like Paris Hilton and Martha Stewart.
If he gets probation, the public will feel that he got away with it, even though he’s lost his job.
Here’s what to watch for on Monday:
Will the recent news that Mendte may have also hacked into CBS3 meteorologist Doug Kammerer’s email impact his sentence?
Will Mendte put on the old anchor makeup and do another press conference after the proceedings if he doesn’t go to jail?
Will Alycia Lane show up to give a victim impact statement?
Will Mendte’s wife, Dawn Stensland be at the courthouse then do the 10 p.m. news on Fox29 that night?
Which reporter from Mendte’s old station will cover the proceedings?