Creizman LLC client receives 83% lower sentence than recommended by Federal Sentencing Guidelines, even after conviction at trial.

In a fiercely contested sentencing proceeding, in which the government advocated for a sentence found by the judge to warrant a 78-97 month sentence of imprisonment, following sentencing submissions and presentations at the sentencing hearing, a federal district court judge in Manhattan sentenced a Creizman LLC client to only 16 months of imprisonment. The Creizman LLC client was convicted after a high-profile bitterly contested four-week trial in which the government accused Creizman LLC’s client of conspiring to commit fraud in connection with a Bitcoin business. The jury deliberated for five days before reaching their verdict. At a hearing before trial, it was revealed that the government had offered the Creizman LLC client plea agreement, with a Guidelines sentencing range of 10-16 months imprisonment. The Creizman LLC client declined the government’s plea offer, and even though convicted at trial, received the same sentence contemplated by the plea agreement.

Please click on the following links for more information about the sentencing and the case:

Tech Expert Bitcoin Bank Bribery Case PDF

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/2017/10/20/florida-man-gets-16-months-over-bitcoin-bank-hacker-scheme

http://creizmanllc.com/2017/03/01/eric-creizman-discredits-star-witness-in-bitcoin-exchange-bribery-and-bank-fraud-trial/

http://creizmanllc.com/2017/02/18/creizman-llc-begins-defense-of-federal-bitcoin-fraud-trial/