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.
On April 3, 2018, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan to 30 days imprisonment, a $20,000 fine and two months’ supervised release. This was the first sentence obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing investigation into
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.
Avoiding a likely significant sentence that could have resulted in a de facto life sentence, a mistrial was declared in Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial. Over 97% of federal criminal cases are resolved through a guilty plea. Of the remaining 3% that go to trial, 2.4% result in guilty verdicts. Thus, Sen. Menendez’s mistrial is