Judge Recommends Ex-Justice Diane Hathaway Go to 'Camp Cupcake'
The federal judge who sentenced ex-Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway to 1 year and 1 day in prison for bank fraud, is recommending she serve her time at a prison in Alderson, W. Va., known as "Camp Cupcake."
Ex-Detroit Council member Monica Conyers and Martha Stewart served time at the minimum-security women's facility that looks like a college campus and has no barbed wire.
U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara signed off on a court document on May 3, saying:
The court makes the following recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons: Placement at Alderson, West Virginia
The defendant shall surrender for service of sentence at the institution designated by the Bureau of Prison: as notified by the United States Marshal."
Hathaway, 59, pleaded guilty in January to a real estate scheme in which she transferred properties out of her name to make it look as if she had less assets, all so she could get a short sale on her Grosse Pointe Park home and get out of $600,000 she owed the bank, ING Direct. The original mortgage was $1.4 million and the home was sold for $800,000 in the short sale.
Under the short sale, the loss to the bank was approximately $100,000, according to the government. The government noted that she did bring $10,000 to the closing for the short sale as a closing fee, bringing the actual loss to $90,000. The judge agreed that the loss was $90,000 to the bank.