Another 'Win' for Sanford: No Court

Trespassing dispute settled between Mark and Jenny Sanford
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 4:42 AM CDT
Mark Sanford smiles as he is joined by his wife, Jenny, after he won the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Columbia, South Carolina in 2006.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

(Newser) – Everything's just coming up roses for Mark Sanford. The newly (re)minted congressman will not have to spend his second day post-victory in court after all: He has settled with ex-wife Jenny Sanford over a trespassing complaint she filed after he entered her beach house without her consent ... so he could watch the Super Bowl with his youngest son. USA Today reports that Sanford copped to being in contempt of their 2010 divorce decree in a settlement filed yesterday, and the judge agreed not to impose a sentence so long as he sticks to the decree's terms going forward. Sanford didn't get off totally scot-free, though: He'll have to pony up $5,000 to cover his ex's court fees. (Read more Mark Sanford stories.)

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