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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 18
    More: Strange, Federal Bureau of Prisons, fugitives, Daniel Eremian, drug rehab, United States Attorney  
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2012-07-16 11:21:18 AM
2 votes:
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 11:17:05 AM
2 votes:
"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 11:06:53 AM
2 votes:
Like the "welfare cliff", but with a prison sentence instead.

www.aei-ideas.org
2012-07-16 10:55:44 AM
2 votes:
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 10:48:27 AM
2 votes:
If you snap your fingers you can disappear and walk out anyway..

/That show was just too funny..
2012-07-16 12:56:21 PM
1 votes:
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 11:59:33 AM
1 votes:
Millions of dollars earned and 3 years in jail (maybe 2). Sign me up

Think of it as a job not a sentence.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-16 11:49:19 AM
1 votes:
medieval

Farkers may be immature, but we're not young.
2012-07-16 11:40:28 AM
1 votes:
A prosecuting lawyer who just did a plea bargain complains about "Gaming the System?" That's rich...
2012-07-16 11:35:14 AM
1 votes:
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 11:15:37 AM
1 votes:
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 11:14:21 AM
1 votes:

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 11:05:30 AM
1 votes:
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 10:59:32 AM
1 votes:
He wants to get released from jail retroactively, should talk to mitt for advice on how that works.
2012-07-16 10:54:27 AM
1 votes:

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 10:50:31 AM
1 votes:
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 10:48:32 AM
1 votes:
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 10:40:17 AM
1 votes:
Oh yes.
Plus, apparently, when you're doing time at Rikers Island, nine months is now counted as a year of time served.
 
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