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(Boston Herald)   Criminal asks judge for extra month in prison so he can get out a year earlier. Confused? You won't be after this week's episode of Don't Drop the Soap   (bostonherald.com) divider line 38
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2012-07-16 10:40:17 AM
Oh yes.
Plus, apparently, when you're doing time at Rikers Island, nine months is now counted as a year of time served.
 
2012-07-16 10:43:28 AM
I love that we've had two or three references to SOAP in the headlines in the last week or so.
 
2012-07-16 10:48:25 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Oh yes.
nine months is now counted as a year of time served.


37 Canadian years with the exchange rate.
 
2012-07-16 10:48:27 AM
If you snap your fingers you can disappear and walk out anyway..

/That show was just too funny..
 
2012-07-16 10:48:32 AM
So, meet the guy in the middle and tack on 3 weeks. That comes to 1 week short of getting his 1 year discount for attending alcohol counselling sessions. If he complains tack on 5 more days, so he'll come up two days short of the 1 year discount.
 
2012-07-16 10:50:31 AM
This is a bizarre story. They try to connect it to a politician for no apparent reason.

And apparently people sentenced to a higher penalty can get out earlier? That's not very just.

If the guy needs a substance abuse program and there's something in place for that, why not go along with the deal? If it's OK for people sentenced to 37 months to get out in 27 and get a substance abuse program, why would anyone object to someone sentenced to 36 months getting out in 27 with the program?

People are so petty these days.
 
2012-07-16 10:51:50 AM
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/wakes up screaming
 
2012-07-16 10:52:35 AM
That's an outrageous attempt to game the system, to punish him they should reduce his sentence, so he's even further away from his 37month goal. Take 12 months off. That'll teach him a lesson.
 
2012-07-16 10:54:27 AM

Arcanum: This is a bizarre story. They try to connect it to a politician for no apparent reason.

And apparently people sentenced to a higher penalty can get out earlier? That's not very just.

If the guy needs a substance abuse program and there's something in place for that, why not go along with the deal? If it's OK for people sentenced to 37 months to get out in 27 and get a substance abuse program, why would anyone object to someone sentenced to 36 months getting out in 27 with the program?

People are so petty these days.


That would be out in 25, for there are 12 months in a year.
 
2012-07-16 10:54:31 AM

medieval: I love that we've had two or three references to SOAP in the headlines in the last week or so.


How do I know that subby, you and I are all OLD?!?!?

HOLY CHRIST I just did the math.....35 years?!?!?!

Where's my ONION?!?!?

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2012-07-16 10:55:44 AM
This is new?

I remember when my class took a tour of the county sherrif's office in grade school (this would have been over 15 years ago) and the cop doing the tour told us that defendants commonly tried to get over 90 day sentences because those offenders were sent to an overcrowded state prison and would be released sooner.

Any decent attorney with no chance at winning is at least going to try and game the system for the best possible sentence.
 
2012-07-16 10:59:32 AM
He wants to get released from jail retroactively, should talk to mitt for advice on how that works.
 
2012-07-16 11:05:27 AM
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2012-07-16 11:05:30 AM
The program just needs to be changed. Let anyone take the substance abuse program and get their year knocked off their sentence with the following caveat:

Cannot reduce the overall length of sentence below 36 months.

It means the substance abuse program will then provide a varying degree of reduced sentencing, but then people can't game the system like the joker from TFA.
 
2012-07-16 11:06:53 AM
Like the "welfare cliff", but with a prison sentence instead.

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2012-07-16 11:07:11 AM

sulco: 37 Canadian years with the exchange rate.


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I don't wanna miss the prisoner/guard hockey tournament. The team needs me.
 
2012-07-16 11:09:21 AM
Damn. As soon as I read the word: "Confused?",I heard the Soap theme in my head.

Great HL, Subby
 
2012-07-16 11:10:13 AM

Arcanum: This is a bizarre story. They try to connect it to a politician for no apparent reason.
And apparently people sentenced to a higher penalty can get out earlier? That's not very just.

If the guy needs a substance abuse program and there's something in place for that, why not go along with the deal? If it's OK for people sentenced to 37 months to get out in 27 and get a substance abuse program, why would anyone object to someone sentenced to 36 months getting out in 27 with the program?

People are so petty these days.


You've never read the Boston Herald before, have you? You should feel dirty having just clicked the link.

There's also a quote about the man not having any drug or alcohol related arrests. Biatch, 80% of all arrests are drug and alcohol related, even if they're not directly involved with OUI or possession or distribution. Clowns.
 
2012-07-16 11:14:21 AM

Arcanum: This is a bizarre story. They try to connect it to a politician for no apparent reason.

And apparently people sentenced to a higher penalty can get out earlier? That's not very just.

If the guy needs a substance abuse program and there's something in place for that, why not go along with the deal? If it's OK for people sentenced to 37 months to get out in 27 and get a substance abuse program, why would anyone object to someone sentenced to 36 months getting out in 27 with the program?

People are so petty these days.


It's all about his wife's brothers. She was laundering MILLIONS of illegal dollars for them.

She had some job, paid like $100k or something, and starts buying huge purchases. I'm not talking a new Lexus. We're talking a brand new helicopter.

And the husband claims he didn't know a thing about it. Her finances are hers and all that.

Fark you.
 
2012-07-16 11:15:37 AM
This is pretty common. Even when the defendant has no history of drug or alcohol abuse they try to get into the program so they do less time. Similarly, they request a sentence of a year-and-a-day, because sentences over a year get good-time credits so they only do 85% of their time, while a one year sentence they have to serve 100%.
 
2012-07-16 11:17:05 AM
"Transparent attempt to manipulate the system" you say?

Well if the system wasn't so goddamn pants-on-head retarded then you wouldn't have any motive to manipulate it would you?

In order to get into a rehab program you need a sentence of 37+ months. If you complete it you get 12 months off sentence. So the guy with a 36 month sentence gets screwed. Why such a system is allowed to exist is beyond me. They simply shouldn't set it up that way which will inevitably produce some wildly inequitable results.
 
2012-07-16 11:19:58 AM
Mass. and the Feds aren't the only place with screwed-up sentencing guidelines.

The only guy I personally know who was in a West Coast prison is actually innocent of his follow-up "crime"...he plead out to his original offense, and was out on parole for good behavior, but his local anti-gang unit had a quota to fill, doncha know, so he went back inside on a petty violation. He only had a month on his sentence, and it would've taken THREE months to appeal the BS, so back inside he went, at taxpayer expense.

His "crime" was "white supremacist activity"...sounds like a legit parole violation, right?

Well, the only "evidence" of that was a photo...of him and a bunch of young Hawaiian guys.

Yes, you read that right.

Fortunately, they're letting out violent offenders to make room for his sort of hardened criminal...
 
2012-07-16 11:21:18 AM
FTFA: "Eremian ... was convicted of running an online betting website based in Antigua that illegally reaped millions of dollars from U.S. gamblers"

Well, I'm glad the government is here to protect us from consensual behavior. I know I'll sleep better with this monster behind bars.
 
2012-07-16 11:28:34 AM

medieval: I love that we've had two or three references to SOAP in the headlines in the last week or so.


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2012-07-16 11:31:20 AM
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2012-07-16 11:35:14 AM
They should just change it to those having a 36+ month sentence have their sentence reduced by a year. Those who have less time than that on their sentence can get their penalty reduced by one 3rd.
 
2012-07-16 11:40:28 AM
A prosecuting lawyer who just did a plea bargain complains about "Gaming the System?" That's rich...
 
2012-07-16 11:48:32 AM
Is "Soap" worth re-watching? *ponders*
 
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2012-07-16 11:49:19 AM
medieval

Farkers may be immature, but we're not young.
 
2012-07-16 11:59:33 AM
Millions of dollars earned and 3 years in jail (maybe 2). Sign me up

Think of it as a job not a sentence.
 
2012-07-16 12:48:25 PM

ltdanman44: Millions of dollars earned and 3 years in jail (maybe 2). Sign me up

Think of it as a job not a sentence.


Yeah, we need to take monetary crimes more seriously. An honest person can trade their whole life and not save more than a few hundred thousand. The average life insurance payout is something like $150k. If that is what a life is "worth" generally, then a person that steals that much should get sentencing that is similar to manslaughter.

That sounds extreme, but it is really quite reasonable -- the average person gives up much of their life to make money and then someone steals it then they've stolen their life. Or to put it another way we have to stop acting like "nobody got hurt" when it is a monetary crime.

I would have no problem where any financial crime gets 25 years (life) for each $250k illegally gained.
 
2012-07-16 12:56:21 PM
Well, if he's serious about needing to get into the substance abuse program, increase the sentence to 48 months to allow him to do so, and if he is successful, then the net impact to his prison time is zero, but it perhaps helps "rehabilitate" him.
 
2012-07-16 12:59:12 PM
Is "Soap" worth re-watching? *ponders*


Fark yeah, Its only 3 seasons. If you like Arrested Development youll like SOAP.
 
2012-07-16 02:10:04 PM

GoldDude: Well, if he's serious about needing to get into the substance abuse program, increase the sentence to 48 months to allow him to do so, and if he is successful, then the net impact to his prison time is zero, but it perhaps helps "rehabilitate" him.


so send the bill directly to you, or what?
 
2012-07-16 04:26:11 PM
Judge should read his request then tack on 5 more years.
 
2012-07-16 05:07:06 PM
To the people claiming he got off light etc. The guy " illegally reaped millions" by letting people bet on sports. You know the same thing people do in Vegas every day legally. If you want this guy punished harsher I would like to see you convicted of a crime by the moral police. The UIGEA which he was charged under was some nice back door work helped along by the large casino conglomerates in AC and Vegas because they didn't want online poker/gambling sites being able to compete with them. Must be nice to be big business and have the politicians in your pocket to simply make your opponents business illegal.
 
2012-07-16 06:53:08 PM
This Just In: Different Rules for Politicians says Ric Romero
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2012-07-16 09:31:44 PM

cefm: "Transparent attempt to manipulate the system" you say?

Well if the system wasn't so goddamn pants-on-head retarded then you wouldn't have any motive to manipulate it would you?

In order to get into a rehab program you need a sentence of 37+ months. If you complete it you get 12 months off sentence. So the guy with a 36 month sentence gets screwed. Why such a system is allowed to exist is beyond me. They simply shouldn't set it up that way which will inevitably produce some wildly inequitable results.


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