Defense Attorneys File Memo Claiming Government Is Overreaching With Request For 78-97 Month Sentence.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE: SENTENCE WAS IMPOSED THURSDAY AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. READ THE LATEST, HERE.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The United States District Court in Fort Lauderdale alerted BocaNewsNow.com early Thursday that the sentencing of Redcon1 founder Aaron Singerman has been moved from today to mid-February.
He was set to be sentenced by United States District Judge William Dimitrouleas at 1:30 p.m. today in Fort Lauderdale. The new date — subject to change — is February 17th.
Singerman was indicted in 2019 on multiple counts of fraud and criminal activity relating to his work with a company he partially owned called “Blackstone Labs.” Singerman’s legal team fought the charges, at times it appeared effectively, for two years.
But on the eve of trial in November, Singerman entered a guilty plea to “introduction of unapproved new drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud and mislead,” and “conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.” As part of the initial plea agreement, Singerman understood that he faced up to 13 years in prison, but might be eligible for “step down” reductions which would reduce the amount of time the Judge could impose. That “step down” possibility dissipated when he was arrested for “boating under the influence” in Broward County in late November, then involved in a serious, high-speed crash near Aventura in early January.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday asked Judge Dimitrouleas to sentence Singerman to a term of 78-97 months. But in a document released early Thursday — hours before sentencing was expected to occur — Singerman’s defense team argued that the sentence is inappropriate. Read the document, below.
This is a developing story. Check back for scheduling updates or additional legal arguments filed with the Court.
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