If you follow Donald Trump on Twitter, you may have seen a post by Roland Scahill or two. Because he’s a “verified” Twitter user, his responses appear at the top of the list among those who tweet back at Trump. As a result, the man spends his days waiting for Trump to post anything, which is followed up by him going off on a tweetstorm.Trump could say the sky is blue, and Scahill would debate it. If you don’t believe me, here are just a few of his insufferable attempts at being snarky:
He also attempted to outsmart Donald Trump Jr., in proving that he’s unaware PBS plays zero role in the production of Sesame Street.
Well, as annoying as the man is, we’ll all enjoy a six-month break from his commentary, as he’s headed to prison.According to the Associated Press, A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Roland Scahill pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court to grand larceny and fraud charges. As part of the plea deal, the 42-year-old Scahill is to be sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation. He also must repay the investors and receive psychiatric treatment.
Scahill said in court he pretended he had secured the rights to Battle’s life story and had signed a contract with Nyong’o to star in the play. He also falsely claimed Netflix had agreed to film a performance.Scahill owns a production company called RMS2 Productions. Prosecutors said the investors in the phony play included some of his closest friends. The scheme played out between October 2014 and January 2015.
Why was psychiatric treatment part of his sentence?
Maybe they saw his tweets.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12