“Mrs. (Jayme) Wear’s needs are just as great as your other wife’s,” Judge James Franklin Davis told him Monday during a hearing to determine how much restitution Clemens owes Wear.
Davis sentenced Clemens in December to 18 months in prison for bigamy and identity theft after Wear discovered her husband of six months had been married for 22 years to another woman. He was convicted of identity theft for using a fake name and Social Security number.
Clemens pawned jewelry that belonged to Wear, including a diamond pendant and diamond ring. If he pays $2,000 to get the jewelry back by April 7, he’ll cut his restitution by $16,000, according an agreement worked out between the prosecutor and Clemens’ attorney.
The attorneys have not worked out a payment schedule for Clemens, who told the judge that he made $43,600 in 2009.
“You have to use your best efforts to get this paid,” Davis said.
Davis ordered Clemens back in court after he gets Wear’s jewelry out of hock. Davis wants to see his tax returns to figure out how much Clemens can pay each month.
“I’m just glad we’re getting to the end,” Wear said.
By Grace Hobson of KansasCity.com