Fast and Furious sentencings
Two get 3.5 years and 9 years: a third faces a max of life imprisonment.
What's sometimes frustrating is that the Feds will charge first, either for good reasons or for publicity, and then the State will ignore things, figuring someone else is taking care of them. Here, the Feds could charge conspiracy and dealing without a license. The State could have charged felony murder (meaning the death penalty, or "natural life" -- no release ever -- or ordinary life -- no parole for 25 years). It could have thrown on armed robbery, which I think has a presumptive sentence of 7.5 years, then aggravated it for use a firearm and a few other things, and probably doubled that.
And yet Eric Holder is still walking around free...
Posted by: Flight-ER-Doc at November 27, 2012 04:04 PM
Nothing stopping them from charging them later on.
Posted by: Jim W at November 27, 2012 11:11 PM
Holder is very well versed in the lame duck pardon process ... although he may find his loyalty isn't returned.
Posted by: Harold at November 28, 2012 12:52 PM