Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More on Brubaker Sentence

The Great Falls Tribune has a more complete story out on the Brubaker sentence handed down yesterday. Zachary Franz reports that while federal sentencing guidelines called for a 30-37 month jail term, prosecutors had asked the judge to reduce that to 24 months based on Brubaker's "cooperation" with the investigation. The judge, Sam Haddon, denied that request, saying "I'm not going to grant that level of reward because, frankly, Mr. Brubaker, you haven't earned it." Haddon said that Brubaker's cooperation "was no more than should have been expected of him."

Kudos to Judge Haddon for that.