Shannade Clermont Facing Prison Time For Raiding Dead Man’s Bank Account After “Paid Date”
Yeezy model turned admitted swindler Shannade Clermont has begged for mercy ahead of her sentencing next week in her fraud case.
The social media star pled guilty in November to felony wire fraud and access device fraud after admitting she’d stolen her deceased victim’s credit card after what the feds called a “prostitution date” to embark on a $22,000 six-month-long shopping spree.
Clermont’s lawyer asked for a lenient sentence because his client had led a law-abiding life up until the fraud, and claimed she did it out of desperation and extreme financial hardship, according to court papers filed Thursday and obtained by BOSSIP.
Instead of the 12- 18 months in federal prison that she agreed to as part of her plea, her lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman asked that she serve half the time behind bars and the rest of her sentence under house arrest or on probation.
Lichtman argued that Clermont started a foundation to help people with mental illness, supported her family and friends and was a beacon of strength to her twin sister, Shannon.
Her court paperwork also includes character letters from 20 people, attesting to her “strong moral character” and “heart of gold.”
“Defendant Shannade Clermont comes before this court asking for mercy,” her court papers state. “A life filled with good deeds and hard work had been marred by her criminal actions. Nevertheless, as the powerful enclosed letters reveal, Ms. Clermont is an uncommonly decent and giving young woman, and unlike many defendants, has made very sincerer efforts to help family, friends and even strangers throughout her life.”
Clermont had initially faced four felony charges, but under a deal with the government, she only pled guilty to two charges and had the others dismissed. Although wire fraud carries a sentence of up to 20 years, the judge told Clermont that the government agreed to a sentence of 12-18 months in federal prison, restitution and up to $55,000 in fines.