Plano's Anna Fermanova, Who's Not a "Sexy Spy," Gets Four Months in a Federal Prison

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It's been a while since we've heard from or thought about Anna Fermanova, the so-called "sexy Russian spy" from Plano who said she wasn't (well, at least the spy part) but nevertheless pleaded guilty in January to a single count of violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act. Today, though, there's this breaking news: The 25-year-old would-be cosmetologist and CW33 entertainment reporter was just sentenced in New York to four months in federal prison, followed by four more months of home confinement. She has till December 5 to report, which means she'll spend Hanukkah behind bars.

"She's not so happy about going to prison, but all things considered I'm pretty pleased," her attorney, Scott Palmer, tells Unfair Park from a Manhattan subway car. "She was looking at a 46- to 57-month guideline range, but 57 months was never realistic. But when you go from possibly four years to four months, that's a dramatic cut. I commend the judge for analyzing the evidence and giving her what amounts to not a very long sentence."

For those who don't recall the Fermanova's story, last year she was popped for trying to take into Russia three high-powered night-vision scopes, which she said were for a friend of her husband's, a big-game hunter who lives in Russia. Problem is, that's highly illegal -- hence the four months in the federal pen and the $1,000 fine.

Palmer says that more than likely, Fermanova will be sent to one of the two federal prisons in Texas that take female prisoners -- Carswell in Fort Worth or the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan. "And I think they'll do the right thing," Palmer says. "They want to keep people close to their families."
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Lonestarry
Lonestarry

Her attorney must be an asshole. Pretty girl saw her working at a strip club back in the summer in Fort Worth. Nice girl. Bastard Palmer, he was probably charging her too much. 

Roddy Rose
Roddy Rose

Wow!! Four months?  If it was me they would have given me the 57 months.  I guess it pays off to be a a "sexy Russian" convicted felon.  She will have a reality show when she gets out and she will upgrade to one of DFW's better neighborhoods as a result.  Maybe I should get sex change and get my skin bleached....

thelastman
thelastman

As amusing as all the remarks about Mrs Fermanova's "sexiness" have been, I think the real joke here is the fact that the US has laws prohibiting the export of rifle scopes to Russia. Seriously? Has no one told these people that the Cold War is over? I realize that all administrations since LBJ (i.e. when the U.S.S.R. ceased to be even the tiniest bit of a threat) have been searching for plausible new windmills and recycling old ones. Nothing solidifies power and works up a hearty appetite quite like a delusional quest to save one's own noble culture from heathen hordes. 

The current incarnation of the charmingly (or frighteningly - depending on how seriously you take the constant machinations of our young and reckless species) nebulous "War on Terror" is case in point. My point here is not to fear-monger about the so called "Patriot Act" - only boring people do that. This reminds me of that great Woody Allen line in Annie Hall:  I had heard that "Commentary" and "Dissent" had merged and formed "Dysentery." What bothers me is that more people aren't just laughing out loud at this stuff (where's a Swift or a Pope when you need him?). So c'mon folks, next time the National Terror Alert level reaches fuchsia, or the DHS releases an urgent memo informing us that in the 21st century "terrorists increasingly use laptops" and other high tech wizardry join me in laughing out loud! "Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter."-Nietzsche   

Ruff n Ready
Ruff n Ready

I would bang her like a screen door in a tornado.

Dstbab
Dstbab

Send her away for a loooonger time. All russian women are  money hungry , status grabbing . They will stay with you and lie to you until a better, richer guy comes along. Back in their own country they are strippers, dancers or just plain hookers. Beware of them they will lie, cheat.steal,anything as long as they get ahead.

Dbuer
Dbuer

Has she signed with Playboy for a spread, yet?

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Good thing the U$ can keep its Military dominance over Russia ... now that the Russians don't have those 3 night-vision scopes ...

Chixdigme
Chixdigme

Not bad. I would poke her in the head !

JS
JS

Wait -- she's married?  That's unfortunate.

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

She could make a lot more money with a sexy prison video anyway. 

Concernedduude
Concernedduude

I hate it when I feel sympathy for a hot woman just because she's hot. I wonder if the judge had been female if she'd be serving more time?

Guest
Guest

Maybe not a spy, but still sexy.

Doug in DFW
Doug in DFW

Meh. Your hard-knock life story just sounds like a typical Saturday on Greenville Avenue.

Jake_V
Jake_V

right? 

All the while reporters are being tossed out of the white house...occupy wall street is being funded by the deduct liberal union loving ACORN remnants, we have 2 half assed wars still going on, Obama has the gall to charge $40k a plate at a fundraiser and have douche bags like Will Smith pay it to listen to him, and then attend the Leno show to sell himself for the next election (apparent hes a celebrity like his wife, and not the president).

This just touches on the surface.  We keep getting fucked, folks.  By both 'sides', this is not a partisan deal, the parties aren't even legit anymore.  Its the same group of folks across the board.

When do we really finally wake up and organize ourselves to do something?  How about bring up treason charges against every bullshit politician in the U.S. and institute new elections?  How about new elections with term caps FOR EVERY office that can be attained?

There is some answer, and I almost think its going to come from places like this, and twitter...

cabeachguy_94037
cabeachguy_94037

@JS I don't see her marriage as a problem in hooking up with her.....I'm not the jealous type at all.

NewsDog
NewsDog

hmmm..... womens prison shower scene

Jake_V
Jake_V

Sucks doesn't it.  Now imagine she an assassin sent to kill you....

As she pops a nip and your about to acknowledged you're gonna hit it tonight...she pulls out an ice picks and stab it into your vertebrae.  Your gurgle a few times as she smiles....

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Her attorney, Scott Palmer. Sorry -- I rewrote the lead, and cut off the first reference.  Fixed now.

Sanders Kaufman
Sanders Kaufman

It's creepy when Republicans' racism so overwhelms them that it spills out this way.Even in a story about Russian arms-smugglers, all they want to talk about is their hatred for non-whites.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Does this federal conviction mean we won't be seeing her on TV anymore?

Mike
Mike

That was Carroll O'Connor, not Carol 

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