Client, who was represented by Steven Brill, as stand-by counsel, was recently sentenced to 70 months
On April 13, 2012, a pro se client, represented by Steven Brill as stand by counsel, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his conviction of Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud. The client was exposed to a guideline sentence of 121-151 months. This sentence was based, in large part, by the government's argument that the client caused an intended loss between 7 and 10 million dollars. The client, however, successfully argued that the Court should use a loss amount of approximately 1.5 million – far less than the government requested.
In addition, the client argued that he was entitled to a departure from a guideline sentence due to his documented diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The U.S. District Judge agreed and reduced his sentence 2 guideline offense levels.