The new year has gotten even more troubling for the stars of the Alaskan Bush People now that Billy Brown and his son Josh Brown have been sentenced to 30 days in jail for their family’s theft case!
The Alaskan Dispatch News reports that both Billy and Josh each pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of second-degree unsworn falsification during a court hearing on Monday night. They were sentenced for providing false information on government forms regarding their residency in Alaska.
Along with their jail sentence, the duo will have to complete 40 hours of community service as well as pay back a total of $9,130 to the state government.
And they have a whopping $12,000 in fines that they must pay as well.
Billy and Josh have to report to jail by April 15 to begin their sentence.
The duo presented a plea deal back in November. However, since the judge said that the two should be punished with jail time for their actions, their legal team had to present a reworked plea deal on Monday.
In total, the Brown family members, including Billy’s wife, Ami Brown, were charged with 60 counts of theft and unsworn falsification in 2014. The family was accused of pretending to live in Alaska while they were reportedly actually residing in Texas, Colorado, Washington and Arkansas. However, as part of Billy and Josh's plea deal, the charges against the rest of their family members were dropped! What do you think about Billy and Josh’s sentence? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.