Well, he’s now been jailed, for something else entirely: trying to extort the Girl Scouts.
I guess he’s looking for an express route to hell.
A man who gained notoriety for going on anti-Semitic rants while dressed in an Elmo muppet suit in New York was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts, where he worked briefly on a computer project.
Dan Sandler, who has used the name Adam Sandler as well, showed no remorse for his crimes and said as much to Judge Robert Stolz as he was sentenced at the Manhattan Criminal Court, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
“This is not the case of someone in the back room of the office trying to embezzle money — this is more of a protest, like laying down in the intersection,” Sandler said. “I am in no way sorry to the Girl Scouts organization, because I think they are a corrupt organization.”
Prosecutors claimed that in 2012 Sandler, 49, sent harassing emails to his supervisors at the Girls Scouts. In the emails, he threatened to publicize the false claim that the Girl Scouts organized sexual liaisons between men and its members, unless he was paid $2 million.
Sandler pleaded guilty to lesser charges of second-degree attempted grand larceny and third-degree stalking.
His defense lawyer, Lorri Cohen, said her client pleaded guilty to avoid a trial that might have ended with a heavier sentence, but also suggested that Sandler never really intended to receive the money.
“Is there any realm in which we think the Girl Scouts would pay him money because he sent them emails?” Cohen said. “It was sort of a silly case.”
So let’s get this straight. This jailed antisemitic/pedophile/child pornographer/extortioner goes by the name of a famous Jewish comedian and hired a Jewish lawyer. That’s a whole lot of fail right there.
The good news for Sandler is where he’s going, he’ll likely be more of a hand puppet than ever before.