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Judge Denies Former RHOP Friend Brynee Baylor’s Bid To Leave Prison Due To Coronavirus!

Brynee Baylor, who appeared as a friend in the first season of The Real Housewives of Potomac will remain in prison despite concerns that underlying health problems put her at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

According to Law360, a D.C. federal judge ruled, finding she has not yet exhausted all administrative remedies.

While U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle was sympathetic to Baylor’s medical conditions and noted that Baylor would not be a danger to the community, she said Friday that the only medical report attached to Baylor’s motion was 15 years old and that she provided no proof that she had pushed within the prison system for home detention.

Last week, it was reported that Baylor filed a motion requesting the court allow her to serve out the remainder of her prison sentence at home in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to court documents via The Wrap,  Baylor suffers from a kidney condition which makes her more susceptible to contracting the disease.

“In light of the aggressive spread of COVID-19–and the growing risk that the spread, if not slowed, will overwhelm the BOP’s health care system and cause countless more deaths–Ms. Baylor should be immediately released to home detention with whatever conditions this Court may determine,” the motion argued.

Baylor was sentenced to 25 months in prison last fall on conspiracy and securities fraud charges related to an alleged fake investment scheme in 2010. The scheme also saw the Securities and Exchange Commission order her to pay $2.7 million prior to her criminal indictment.

Baylor started serving her sentence in January and was scheduled for an October 26, 2021, release.

In response to Baylor’s motion, prosecutors argued that the court cannot honor her request because she did not first exhaust her administrative options directly through the Bureau of Prisons, according to The Wrap.

As previously reported, the former District of Columbia attorney was sentenced to prison on Thursday, September 12 in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia for operating a fraudulent trading program for investors and failing to file a tax return, according to The United States Department of Justice.

Baylor was sentenced to 25 months in prison for conspiracy and securities fraud, one year of prison (concurrent) for her other fraud convictions and for failure to file a tax return and pay taxes, three years of supervised release, and restitution to her victims in the amount of $2.2 million dollars.

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