At a client’s sentencing in Dakota County yesterday, the Judge rejected the government’s request for a felony sentence and granted the defense motion for a downward duration departure to a gross misdemeanor with no executed jail time.
Our Client is, and has always been, a man of strong moral character. After realizing his mistake and error in judgment from one single real estate transaction in 2011, he took it upon himself to make amends and pay full restitution to the bank. The Court recognized his character and genuine remorse, and did not impose a felony sentence as requested by the prosecutor.
He is grateful for the constant support from family and friends, and is anxious to move forward in his life and use his situation to bring good and service to others.