IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION)UNITES STATES OF AMERICA ))v. ) No. 08 CR 115-2)) Hon. Judge Ronald A. GuzmanSAMUEL VOLPENDESTO ))
DEFENDANT’S SENTENCING ANALYSIS AND MEMORANDUM
COMES NOW the Defendant, SAMUEL VOLPENDESTO (“Mr. Volpendesto”),through his attorney, BEAU B. BRINDLEY, and provides the following sentencing analysis andmemorandum:
OBJECTIONS TO THE PSIR
On counts Three and Four Mr. Volpendesto faces a statutory minimum sentence of 5years. In addition, Mr. Volpendesto faces an additional 30 years consecutive on Count Five.Therefore, the lowest sentence available to Mr. Volpendesto is 35 years. The PSIR says that theminimum sentence is 40 years. PSIR at 20. This appears to be an error.
Before he turned 86 years old, Mr. Volpendesto had never been convicted of a criminaloffense. He served his country with outstanding nobility and commendation during World War II. He has been a sculptor and artist, whose works have been bought by notable people aroundthe country.The tragedy is that none of that matters at this sentencing. Mr. Volpendesto faces astatutory minimum sentence of 35 years. PSIR at 20. This Court will give a war hero who has
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