Thursday, April 24, 2008
The government asked for 3 years (see here) in a memo that focused on the criminal activity that formed the basis of the convictions against Snipes. It's a memo filled with numbers. In contrast, the defense asked for probation in memo that very much focused on the individual (see here-Download snipes20sentencing20memorandum.pdf) The defense memo was accompanied with letters in support, something that is common in white collar cases. (see here - Download snipes20exhibits.pdf ). As noted by Professor Paul Caron on the Tax Prof Blog, there are an array of letters including the celebrity letters. (see here) One very thoughtful letter caught my eye as it was written by Marc Greenberg, professor of law and director of the intellectual property program at Golden Gate University Law School. Now the decision rests in the hands of the judge. Stay tuned.
(esp)(w/thanks to Whitney Curtis)