"I want this to be over, and get on with my life," she said in her plea statement.
Mrs. McGovern was charged with the unusual crime after her husband, Randy Bish of Greensburg, discovered Las Vegas marriage licenses and honeymoon suite reservations on her home computer in 2004. Investigators said they found evidence of at least two Las Vegas weddings arranged over the Internet. Mr. Bish, editorial cartoonist for the Greensburg Tribune-Review, filed for divorce and won custody of their children.
Mrs. McGovern moved to Nebraska last year, remarried, and had a daughter. She missed a court date in September in Greensburg, a bench warrant was issued, and Nebraska officials arrested her in April. She appeared April 18 before Judge John Blahovec, who ordered her to stand trial; she elected instead to plead guilty.
The judge today ruled Mrs. McGovern may serve her time in Nebraska if it can be arranged. State police must also give back her computer.
(This Female Cyberpath tried to say her first husband was abusive. Hmmm... then why did he get FULL CUSTODY? And pay for her trips to Las Vegas (he had no idea she was getting married multiple times) and the most troubling line in this article? the LAST ONE!!! This woman is an ONLINE PREDATOR and a sociopath (and a 'Joker'). She should NEVER be allowed near a computer again!! Kudos to Randy Bish for pursuing justice in this case - Fighter)