Right up Judge Ellis’ alley

“…he had no prior criminal history and had lived “an otherwise blameless life”. Quote from Judge TS Ellis in sentencing Paul Manafort

What holding a good-paying job in a corrupt society means to some judges!

2 thoughts on “Right up Judge Ellis’ alley

  1. 4theRecord says:

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division. Case 1:18-cr-00083-TSE Document 317, DEFENDANT’S SENTENCING MEMORANDUM filed by Counsel for Defendant Paul J. Manafort, Jr. 03/01/19
    https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/manafort-virginia-memo.pdf Includes exhibits and, as part of arguing that “variances in tax fraud cases involving the use of foreign accounts have been the rule – not the exception – around the country” [page 37], cites
    the lenience afforded to Mary Estelle Curran, who owned an undisclosed $47 million Swiss bank account which resulted in a $21 Foreign Bank Account Report [FBAR] penalty, but was only sentenced to five (5) seconds of probation.
    See also Palm Beach Daily News 4/26/13 https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/national/woman-free-after-seconds-probation/7ZMHyFyqrRrnF1OKVJAHsK/

  2. Law&Order says:

    “New York Prosecutors Knee Manafort in the Balls While He’s Doubled Over Coughing Up Blood : New charges that could put the ex-campaign chairman away for 25 years were unsealed minutes after he was sentenced in federal court.” (Vanity Fair, March 13, 2019 3:37 pm) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/paul-manafort-ny-indictment
    “Court is one of those places where facts still matter.” Judge Amy Berman Jackson, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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