Claiborne Frazier will appeal his sentence. So Claiborne Frazier pleads guilty. The judge gives him 60 months in jail, a $10,000 fine, and supervised release for three years.* Restitution per federal sentencing guidelines is to be determined at a later date. Now Mr. Frazier files a notice of appeal this week in U.S. District Court. The order is posted below.
*This comment was published under the April 16 post. Whoever wrote it summed up that day's proceeding rather nicely:
Judge Starett followed the federal sentencing guidelines to the letter. Based on the stipulations made by the government (amount of monetary damages, and the level of the sentence recommendation agreed in the plea agreement) the Judge gave the top in of the recommended sentence. Guidelines were for 41 to 63 months; Jude imposed 60 months.
All you armchair quarterjudges should get your facts before you start suggesting an investigation of the judge!
Left out of KF's post is that there is still a restitution sentence to be done in a few months. Also, there are a number of civil cases yet to be settled.
Selection of facility is left to the Bureau of Prisons; suspect likely facility will be Pensacola (close to family). Report date is July 14th. Hope he 'enjoys' life for next 90 days - after that, he ain't going to like Thursdays!