ALEXANDRIA FEDERAL WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT for the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA:
Business manager charged for Federal Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Document Fraud under 18 USC 371 and 18 USC 1546 (a Class D Felony with a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, full restitution, and 3 years of supervised release) for conduct in Fairfax Virginia resulted in a pre-negotiated agreement for a downwards departure from the guidelines, and an agreement not to pursue related charges.
The calculated guidelines for this defendant were 10 to 16 months of imprisonment. Defense successfully argued for a mitigating role adjustment at sentencing with a 2-level reduction for being a minor participant, reducing guidelines for this offense to 6 to 12 months in prison. The prosecutor argued for 5 months of imprisonment. Defense sentencing arguments resulted in a downwards departure from the guidelines with only 2 months of imprisonment, 30 hours of community service, and an $1,100.00 fine.
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