We review the recently filed sentencing memoranda and compare the recommendations to U.S. Sentencing Commission sentencing data.
We review today’s sentence of Reality Winner to 63 months for divulging classified material to a newspaper. We compare her sentence to what George Papadapolous may receive next month for his false statements conviction.
We review Martin Shkreli’s 84-month sentence. “Pharma Bro” received a very, very low 84-month sentence statistically speaking, when compared to similarly situated defendants. We also review Judge Matsumoto’s federal fraud sentences to determine that while a low sentence from a national statistical perspective, an 84-month sentence is the second highest ever imposed by Judge Matsumoto.
In this week’s episode of our Federal Sentencing Round-Up, we review the recent guilty plea of rap artist DMX and likely sentence he may receive. We also examine the recent 60-year sentence of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar on child pornography receipt and distribution charges.
Alan Ellis and Mark H. Allenbaugh discuss proposed amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines pertaining to acceptance of responsibly, first offenders and alternatives to incarceration. AE-CLIP_Bloomberg BNA_WC_2018_Amend_Ellis_Allenabaugh
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at safely reining in the size and associated costs of the federal criminal code and prison system. A press release with a link to the legislation can be here: https://bobbyscott.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/scott-lewis-introduce-bipartisan-criminal-justice-reform-legislation