UPDATED: 8 PM EST — The order from today is up. [But still none of the unsolicited letters, yet. And (subsequently), courtesy of an anonymous friend of the blog, here is a link to the full courtroom transcript — from today’s sentencing (it’s a massive PDF, so grab it on Wi-Fi).]
Significantly, no judgment will be entered, pending additional briefing. I’ve bolded those due dates:
“…Sentencing was held before Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto on March 9, 2018 as to Martin Shkreli, on Counts Three (3), Six (6) and Eight (8) of the Superseding Indictment….
Defendant was sentenced to Eighty-four (84) months, with credit for time served, on each of Counts Three (3) and Six (6), to run concurrently; Sixty (60) months with credit for time served on Count Eight (8), to run concurrently with all other counts. A Supervised release term of Three (3) years with special conditions imposed. A mandatory Special Assessment of Three Hundred ($300) Dollars. A fine of $25K on each count for a total of $75K and restitution to be determined at a later date. The defendant was advised of his right to appeal.
At defendant’s request, the court will not enter judgment at this time, pending further briefing regarding restitution and facility placement. Defendant’s submission is due by March 13, 2018; the government’s response is due by March 15, 2018….”
First, I want to congratulate our twin winners — long time, highly valued participant R.West, and new comer(s) Peter&Paul — both made equally precise and impressive calls. Sharp work!
Now… I am certain I am going to live to regret this…
But I do think the appeals will come, in due course, from both sides — as I do see this downward departure from the guidelines… as rather extreme, given that others who admitted guilt (and saved the government the effort of trying them, on similar facts), were sentenced to significantly longer terms.
But as I said last evening, I think it was Oliver Wendell Holmes (paraphrasing) who intoned that “if everyone is a little uncomfortable… it is probably justice…” So perhaps this is… Brooklyn justice.
The color photos and color themes will remain on the site [and we will also cover Mr. Greebel’s sentencing day — still some months off, yet].
And, yes… we will cover the appeals. Thanks to one and all — for making this such a thought provoking and generally genial place to have… an occasional root beer.