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US Federal sentencing guidelines are very specific about what offenses can count and what can’t.

But it’s weird that he was able to get a job working at banks… don’t they have really high standards as far as criminal history?

DUI is a misdemeanor, and charged doesn’t mean convicted. Federal guidelines only cover convictions but they still list any arrests and pending charges on their pre sentence report.

Either way, those offenses and histories mostly non violent in nature. But we’ll never really know how the case will ultimately play out. So they will probably result in a small enhancement in his guideline range, but not mean he’ll spend decades in a federal prison. CNN only lists maximum penalty and consecutive sentences are almost never handed out unless it’s of a violent nature (say multiple murder, armed drug trafficking, bank robbery with violence, etc.)

He was given theft charges and embezzlement which only section 2B1.1 and he’ll have anywhere from 12-18 offense levels, depending on how they apply enhancements, if any. 3 level reduction if he pleads out (which most likely he will).

So he’s not looking at anywhere near 10 years.


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Where is the reference which says he was working in a bank?

Blockquote A bank employee in Charlotte, North Carolina, allegedly stole $88,000 from the bank’s vault, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of North Carolina.

And how would someone get access to a bank vault unless he works there?

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Shit! My bad. I thought you were referring to the genius who just crashed his truck into the airport! Lol. No wonder I was lost! Senior moment there!

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I had to say something because CNN made it sound like he’ll spend 100 years in prison for stealing from a vault. I’ve seen people who get 3-5 years for stealing literally millions in the Federal system. Unless there are aggravating circumstances (such as robbing the bank with a note, cracking the safe with tools, etc.) it’s considered a white collar crime. If he’s a US citizen and has nothing else (if you had extensive criminal history you wouldn’t be working at a bank), he should be looking at maybe 2 years at a Federal prison camp. The detention (if he’s not on bail) in a Federal detention center or county jail is the worst time he’ll get during this debacle, and he may be required to pay restitution to the bank during his supervised release (most likely 3 years).

A Federal prison camp has no fence around the perimeter and have minimal control within the facility. Sometimes they’ll be doing jobs that can’t be done by people in a secure facility such as sweeping around or between perimeter fences of facilities the camp is attached to.

Whether or not he’ll face additional charge from North Carolina is another matter, it depends on how his lawyer negotiate things. But Federal public defenders aren’t bad and often does much more than a state public defender will…

Crashing a car into an airport, that’s something else. Maybe he can plead insanity…

But all in all saying he’ll face a ton of time for each charge on CNN just makes for a more entertaining read. Almost nobody gets consecutive sentences for a white collar crime unless he’s Bernie Madoff. It’s even likely this guy won’t lose his gun rights because financial crime is an exception to loss of gun rights (because of corruption).

Keep in mind that Charlotte has become to American finance what Dallas was thirty years ago, and the entire state benefits as a result. I’m pretty sure North Carolina is not going to take this lying down.

“It’s very expensive. They’re made in China and Germany mostly – very few made here, almost none. But they’re manufactured tremendous – if you’re into this – tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe,” the President said at the Turning Point USA conference. “You talk about the carbon footprint – fumes are spewing into the air. Right? Spewing. Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything – right?”

Trump has complained about windmills throughout his presidency, slamming the technology everywhere from the G7 conference in France this year to a Republican fundraising dinner speech that he used to claim windmill noise causes cancer. Scientific studies have not identified any human health risk.

Uh-oh, we’re getting the same problem we had with the “Idiots” thread: politics! :doh:

It’s a slippery slope, man.

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Maybe the taco place was trying to out-coffee the coffee places by writing customers’ names on the tacos they order. :idunno:

Even so, unless the taco place has an authenticated single identification of each taco, it’s hardly a valid ID :hash: :taco: :hash:

Personally, I’d be happy to accept a taco in lieu of valid ID.

I don’t think you’d like these:

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“The thought that they of all people were doing anything countercultural was the opposite of who my parents really were, to me,” Rachel says.

And there’s a Star Trek connection, for good measure. :flying_saucer:


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