FL Sheriff: Corrupt Alaska Mogul Sexually Battered Child, Lives On Boat

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]