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Jefferson City lawyer sentenced to month in prison for marriage plot

Officials confirmed they just sentenced a Jefferson City attorney for an illegal marriage involving his foreign mistress.

James Douglas Barding was sentenced Monday to one month in prison and a year of supervised release. Prosecutors say he paid a teacher to marry Darya Chernova, a Ukranian citizen with whom Barding was having an affair. The couple had two children.

Chernova, who currently lives in Chandler, Arizona, was also sentenced Monday to three years of probation.

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