HOWEVER, his post-convictions threats to a former First Lady and Secretary of State… are the wild card.
Mr. Brafman admits that the Probation Dept. calculation of a “41” is the current default standard the judge will start with.
By next week, we will see how the AUSAs interpret it, but that would come in at 324 months to 405 months — which is between 27 and 34 years. [Lesson: don’t EVER threaten even FORMER federal heads of state, or their families….]
Even I think that would be… a miscarriage of justice. [Too long.]
But in my opinion, Mr. Brafman’s “12 to 18 months” — as a serious position — only sets Marty up for a nervous breakdown, when Judge Matsumoto likely says (based on all the above) it is about 13 years, and he has to serve 10 years.
[Process Note: I wanted to wait, until we had the AUSAs’ position on file, and I asked a few MSM people to hold, late last night, here — but as expected, several have written (as is their job, after all) on “what a great guy” Mr. Brafman paints him to be…] So… “what’s good sauce for the goose — is good sauce, for the gander, too” here.
If the Judge accepts this suggestion, from Probation, en todo, Marty will be in his early 60s or… a senior citizen, if he has to do… all the time (or under existing federal truth in sentencing laws, 85 per cent of it).
EQUAL TIME DEPARTMENT @ 9 PM EST: Here is last night’s defense 93 page filing, proper — and here is over 200 pages worth of exhibits to it (a 21 MB PDF file — don’t try on dial up!) of all the letters, already delivered — and other stuff.
Namaste. And onward… warm and foggy here… smiling.