I learned of this Ohio bigamy case on Janet Langjahr’s excellent Florida Divorce Law Blog.
Ohio man is convicted of bigamy.
Man is sentenced to probation – and ordered to get a divorce from one of his three wives within six months.
Man fails to get divorce.
Man is arrested for probation violation.
Man is confined to house arrest.
Man is again ordered to get divorce.
Man faces jail time for probation violation and, presumably, original offense. But the judge doesn’t want to put Man in jail. The judge just wants Man to get a divorce from one of his wives.
However, that still appears to leave Man with one wife too many …
Read more in this Cincinnati Enquirer article: “Bigamist gets time to divorce a wife.”
Source: “OH: Penalty for Bigamy? Get a Divorce Already”, published by Janet Langjahr at her Florida Divorce Law Blog on January 6, 2008.
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