I think the AUSAs have the better argument here — and that in turn will lead (as it did in Marty’s case) to a 20 point addition, under the guidelines’ calculation — for sentencing.
[It would be ironic indeed, if Mr. Shkreli’s lawyer gets more time than he did. And that may well occur, now — as the lawyer was convicted on all counts — not just a portion, as was true in Marty’s case. Could that mean a decade, away? I don’t know — he’s a first time offender with a spotless record, prior to this. On the flip-side, Mr. Greebel should be eligible for a true minimum security “camp fed” — since he isn’t a national security threat, as opposed to Mr. Shkreli’s findings.]
As R.West cogently observed (in commentary to an earlier post), the US government is tackling white collar financial/securities crime — with renewed vigor, post the meltdown of 2008 — but some co-conspirators apparently… did. not. get. the. memo.
Onward on a clear cool freedom filled… Friday!