…ORDER as to Martin Shkreli re Defendant’s Letter Request for Extension . As requested by the defendant, Mr. Shkreli’s response to the government’s Forfeiture Motion  will be due on January 8, 2018 and the government will submit its reply on January 29, 2018. Mr. Shkreli’s sentencing will be adjourned to February 21, 2018. Ordered by Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto on 12/15/2017….
Because he is presently incarcerated, it is hard to imagine that he really wants to slow the sentencing decision and implementation order down. In a more typical white collar case, the person in Marty’s shoes is free on bail — so delaying sentencing hearings is usually part of the strategy. Not likely here. There must be a crush of other holiday intensive work at Mr. Brafman’s shop. [Marty cannot reasonably believe he’ll have an answer on any appeal by then, either.]
In sum, I cannot guess at the “why” for this delay, but I can conjecture that Marty will likely get day for day credit, for all the time he is serving now, at MDC Brooklyn. So — I suppose if one adheres to Marty’s view, he may be out not long after the February 21 new proposed sentencing date.
Me? I hold no such delusions.
And this simply means he won’t really know how long his incarceration will last until after Valentines’ 2018. Here is today’s one page letter request — since there is no reason for the AUSAs to object (the guy’s already in the slam)… I’d expect the able Judge Matsumoto will grant this request.
An image of it appears at right, in which we also learn that we won’t see Marty’s answer on the E*Trade, Enigma, Weezy, Wu-Tang and Picasso “bye-bye — given to Uncle Sam” motion until after Christmas, and New Years, as well. January 8, 2018 to be exact. Okay. Onward, on a chilly but clear Friday here.
Namaste — no new sign that the Greebel defense in wrapping, either.