Sat11222014

Last updateFri, 21 Nov 2014 12pm

LOS ANGELES Saturday, November 22nd 2014 7:14

Former BONC Commissioner Abrams Sentenced to 7 Years for Child Porn

THE CITY - A former Los Angeles official who once blamed a spinal tumor for his obsession with child pornography was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday to be followed by a lifetime of supervision.
Sixty-four-year-old Albert Abrams, white haired and balding, addressed a judge at a hearing attended by his family and friends.
 
"I'm truly sorry for these crimes that I committed," said Abrams. "I never intended to harm anyone and I apologize to those that I harmed."
 
He admitted he collected child pornography and distributed sexually explicit images. His lawyer said materials seized from his home covered almost 20 years during which he hid his activities from family members including his wife of 38 years.
 
"There's no question that he knew what he was doing was wrong," said defense attorney Marilyn Bednarski.
 
"Now he has lost everything," she said. "He's lost his reputation, his business. He's close to losing his home and now he is going to lose his freedom."
 
She urged a term of five years, the minimum under a plea agreement reached with the government. Prosecutors sought the maximum which would have been eight years but U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner settled on seven years. (Read the rest here.) 
 -cw
 
 
 
 
CityWatch
Vol 10 Issue 99
Pub: Dec 11, 2012
 
Share