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Husband Set Up by Wife Takes Her Back and Spares Her Prison

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Mar 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Santa Ana- Sunny Hills High School teacher Gregory Abbott pleaded with Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals and asked for leniency in the sentencing of his wife Devon Abbott, 33. Devon Abbott and her then boyfriend Soloman Brian Silver conspired to plant a shotgun and drugs in her husband's Jeep Cherokee to get him arrested. Guess what… worked.

Gregory Abbott was arrested by Fullerton Police Department when an anonymous caller claimed Gregory Abbott was selling drugs to students. Police searched Gregory Abbott's vehicle and found the gun and drugs.

Soon after his arrest, Fullerton Police Department investigated and confirmed Gregory Abbott had been set-up by his wife and her boyfriend presumably to gain custody of the couple's children.

On March 27, 2009 Devon Abbott plead guilty to felony conspiracy to falsely charge a crime, false imprisonment by fraud, conspiracy to commit a crime and misdemeanor transportation of marijuana. While Orange County prosecutors requested prison, Gregory Abbott stood up and by his wife and asked Judge Goethals for leniency.

Silver, was not so lucky. He will be serving three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to similar charges plus one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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