U.S. v K.R.

Potential Sentence: 30-37 Months 
Actual Sentence: 10 Months

The defendant and her then husband were charged with multiple counts of fraud involving a real estate scheme. Here, the recommended guideline sentence was 30-37 months. Both the government and probation were recommending a 25 month prison sentence. Ultimately, the judge sentenced the defendant to 12 months and a day (the extra day allowed for good time credit which reduces her time to 10 months.) Her co-defendant received 48 months. We later found out from the judge that the video had a significant impact on her decision to give a significantly reduced sentence to someone who, at least “on paper” appeared equally, if not more culpable than the co-defendant.