Was 2020 Redcon1 Donation Made For Sentence Mitigation?
Singerman Cites Donations Of Redcon1 Protein Bars To Cops As Cause For Shorter Sentence, But Cops Gave The Bars Back After Our Report…
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Convicted federal felon Aaron Singerman, founder of Redcon1, is citing a controversial donation that he made in the early days of COVID-19 as a cause for sentencing leniency.
Singerman is set to be sentenced in the coming days for his role in the mislabeling and mismarketing of nutritional supplements in violation of federal law. The crime was committed while he was part of “Blackstone Labs” and has nothing to do with Redcon1. But Redcon1 is at the center of his quest for a sentence far shorter than the 13 years possible as part of his plea deal.
Singerman’s defense attorneys are asking Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman for just 20 months. In their document, which you can read below, the attorneys cite Singerman’s donation of 20,000 Redcon1 Protein Bars in the early days of COVID-19 as proof that he is a caring citizen. The protein bars were donated to area police departments, first responders, food banks, and hospitals. But the Redcon1 donation was made after the federal indictment, was videotaped by a full production crew, edited into a slick production, and then sent to news media by Redcon1’s attorney, asking for coverage.
Area police departments at first said they had no idea who Singerman was when they accepted the bars, but when BocaNewsNow.com ran a photo of Singerman with a Delray Beach Police Sargent, showing him in a private area of the Delray Beach Police Department, our article led to outrage. Area police departments returned the bars. BocaNewsNow.com learned that food banks and hospitals also gave them back.
That didn’t stop Singerman’s attorneys from writing this on Friday, nearly two years later: “Mr. Singerman seeks out opportunities to help those in need. He organized donations of Redcon1 products — including 20,000 protein bars — to local healthcare workers, food banks, and first responders to help support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
BocaNewsNow.com does not know if Redcon1 ultimately found other takers, or if Singerman’s attorneys were aware of our reporting at the time they filed their sentencing memorandum. This is the video Redcon1 produced — knowing Singerman was under federal indictment as he hand-delivered protein bars to police departments.
While he awaits sentencing, Aaron Singerman is being held in a federal facility following a November arrest for “boating under the influence” in Broward County, and then a high-speed traffic crash near Aventura earlier this month. Singerman was allegedly under the influence of sleeping medication at the time of the second crash. His bond agreement required him to abstain from alcohol, drugs, and driving. Federal Magistrate Judge Matthewman revoked Singerman’s bond last week and ordered him to a holding facility, saying “enough is enough.”
Even so, Singerman’s attorneys wrote this in the sentencing document they filed on Friday:
“Interning Mr. Singerman in a federal prison for a lengthy term does not result in any net benefit to society. No punishment of that sort is necessary to convince Mr. Singerman to avoid future crimes involving the FDA or unapproved dietary supplements or controlled substances. He already has turned away from such crimes, as decisively demonstrated by the way he built the RedCon1 business after his involvement with Blackstone, with a focus on high regulatory standards, robust compliance programs, and safety. He does not present any risk of recidivism. He is 42 years old with minimal criminal history.”
This is the complete sentencing request filed by Singerman’s attorneys.
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