Interestingly, the sentencing guidelines in this case only called for 15 to 21 months, so the Judge actually departed significantly upwards, almost double the maximum under the guidelines. The upward departure was clearly warranted.
Actually, strike that.
Sentencing guidelines call for 63 to 78 months. (5 years 3 months to 6 years 6 months).
Trouble is, a lot of necessary information is missing.
- The indictment.
- Whether he went to trial or pled out.
- What the prosecution asked for and what the defense asked for.
If it was a plea deal, that might explain the downward departure.