Bill Weimar, the Alaska halfway house mogul who went to prison for attempting to bribe state politicians, is being sought by Florida police for allegedly sexually battering a child under the age of 12.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office this week posted a photo of Weimar, whose last known address was a boat dock, and said they were seeking him on the sexual battery charge. Online records found by TPM show a William C. Weimar has a registered a 59.5 ft recreational boat in the state called “RENEWAL II.”Weimar was sentenced to six months in prison and a $75,000 fine for making an illegal campaign contribution to a state senate candidate in 2004. Weimar wanted the candidate to push legislation helping the private prison industry.
He was rounded up in a federal investigation of Alaskan corruption, which resulted in the convictions of three state lawmakers and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) (which was later dropped). He was released in 2009.
Weimar had been the owner of Allvest Corp., a company that had a chain of halfway houses around Alaska and contracts with the state in addition to a drug and alcohol testing facility.
A web posting on warrant number 2011CF001035NC lists Weimar as 6 foot 4 inches, weighing 260 lbs, with gray hair and hazel eyes.
[H/T Associated Press]