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Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughered

If you are a drug dealer with a Criminal History Category of I, and you cooperate, sign an appeal waiver, and then breach the appeal waiver because you are unhappy with the sentence of 188 months (151 to 188 months was the range after the cooperation departure motion) rather than somewhere at or below the statutory maximum of 240 months (without the statutory max., the range was 262 to 327 months) , what’s the worst that can happen?   161 more words

You be the judge: Has the Eighth Circuit gone nuts?

If a district judge in the Eighth Circuit varied downward to probation, when the Guideline range in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to commit tax fraud case was 135 to 168 months in prison, would you think the Eighth Circuit had gone nuts if the Court affirmed that huge deviation? 429 more words

The Injustice of Justice

This is the first in an ongoing multipart series on the Inequality of Western Justice. Judges openly state that they try to be lenient with women and give them lighter sentences. 577 more words


More breaks for corporations in Federal prosecutions?

DOJ’s Latest Alternative to Prosecution (“What will the U.S. Department of Justice come up with next to avoid prosecuting a corporation and its leaders for committing a crime? 66 more words

Jay Leiderman

Man Gets 12 Years For Sledgehammer Attack

WASHINGTON — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer.

Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. 113 more words