Patterico's Pontifications

11/6/2007

Yagman’s Sentencing Delayed Again

Filed under: Crime,General,Scum — Patterico @ 11:17 pm

As I previously reported, Stephen Yagman’s sentencing was supposed to be yesterday, November 5. I didn’t see a word about it in the local rag, so I wrote Patrick Range McDonald, who has been following the matter closely. He told me the sentencing has been delayed again, until November 19.

Mark your calendars.

7 Responses to “Yagman’s Sentencing Delayed Again”

  1. You know, this is something that has bothered me for a while now. Your linked article noting Mr Yagman’s convictions was dated September 12, 2007; that was two months ago. Kenneth Lay never served a day in prison because his sentencing was scheduled for five or six months after he was actually convicted, and Mr Lay went to his eternal reward before he was sentenced.

    Why is there so much time between conviction and sentencing in federal cases? If a conviction calls for jail time, whatever happened to the Monopoly card, “Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200?”

    Dana (3e4784)

  2. Why is there so much time between conviction and sentencing in federal cases?

    This is white collar crime and they are not a danger to the public. Sentencing reports have to be written and the defense allowed to respond. I thought the lag with Lynne Stewart was an embarrassment and a foreshadowing of the slap on the hand sentence she received. She is still not in prison. I’m also afraid that freak, Phil Spector, is going to tray again to delay his retrial. It was ridiculous for him and Blake to be allowed to pull that crap. It is disparate treatment.

    dave (03e8a9)

  3. Dave kindly responded:

    This is white collar crime and they are not a danger to the public. Sentencing reports have to be written and the defense allowed to respond.

    But it doesn’t take this long for state crimes, even crimes that aren’t violent in nature — though I suppose things could be different on the Left Coast.

    What this really does is erodes respect for the rule of law; why couldn’t Kenneth Lay, for example, have been taken straight to jail, and been in jail when his sentencing date arrived, if jail was a possibility, and then get credit for time served?

    Dana (3e4784)

  4. Lynne Stewart was tried in NY. And her sentencing took a lot more time. These are complicated cases and the probation has to make sentencing recommendations and if possible interview people. Also, when people have $$$ they often hire their own people to prepare sentencing reports. Additionally, there is the right to bail on appeal.

    dave (03e8a9)

  5. Since when (snark alert) are lawyers not a danger to the public?

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  6. Believe me, I have no love lost for either Stewart or Yagman.

    dave (c44c9b)

  7. I did telephone installation work for yagman and he is a miserable example of a human being. He wanted the cheapest phone he could possibly have on that system, fair enough some people take in a fortune and won’t spend a dime. Then he wanted a headset and I got that and set it up for him. That wasn’t good enough, the headset amplifier had to be mounted on the wall.

    Since this building of which he was a tenant was a good customer, I had a plastic piece designed so the headset amplifier could be mounted on his wall. I wasn’t able to make it perfectly straight as he demanded and when I said it was the best I could do, he ran into the hall and screamed that he wasn’t going to pay his rent until it was perfect.

    I never did get paid but I never worked for him again. stevie yagan has earned all the misery he will have in jail. No one did this to him, he did it to himself. Any lawyer who treats people the way he treated me deserves all the misery handed their way.

    Bunnie (0470e4)


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