Monday, September 30, 2013

U.S. v. Laurenti (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2013)

The "chutzpah" award of the day goes to Bryan Laurenti.  Who argues that it's substantively unreasonable to sentence him to three years in prison for helping to operate a "pump and dump" scam.  Despite the fact that he made tons of people lose money, continues to deny responsibility, and transferred assets to his ex-wife to attempt to avoid his restitution obligations.

Be glad it was Judge Hatter instead of me.  Because three years was the middle of the guidelines range.  I might have imposed the top end.

Then you'd really complain.