Man sentenced for stealing Kerry checks
WASHINGTON — A man who helped steal more than $100,000 from John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign has been sentenced to three years probation and home confinement.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mark Parisi admitted that he conspired with a former friend who worked on the Democratic campaign to steal donation checks.
The Kerry staffer, Shane Tessimond of Lincoln, N.H., is serving a 1 1/2 year prison sentence. Tessimond would take the checks and give them to Parisi to deposit in an account they established under the name Kerry LLC.
The two were sentenced to pay back all the money they took. Parisi is allowed to leave his home for his job as a business development manager for a contracting company.