we have breaking news right now a judge has doomed songster R Kelly to 30 times in captivity he was condemned in September of wrong doing.
Eight counts of coitus trafficking during the trial multiple substantiations spoke about how they were sexually and physically abused by Kelly.
Execution argued r. kelly used his celebrity status to produce a quotation network of people at his disposal to target girls
Boys and youthful women for his own sexual delectation let’s bring in paul bautista he’s a felonious defense counsel as well as the author of the book civil rico paul thanks veritably much for being with us.
I want to get your response to this are you surprised i am not at each surprised uh these were these were veritably heavy rulings but this is this has been a bad two days for the rich and notorious miss Maxwell history.
R kelly moment are both in effect doomed to life in captivity and uh this the size of r Kelly’s uh judgment which exceeded the quantum that the government was demanding did not really come as a surprise to me given the fact that he surprisingly enough he was condemned of uh violations of the wrongdoing enactment.
what we generally call the rico enactment which carries enormous penalties so it was no surprise to me so
Paul as you refocused out execution prosecutors were asking for uh 25 times the judge issued a advanced judgment than that why do you suppose that the execution did not ask for a advanced judgment.
Considering what you said and how frequently does that be that the judge exceeds the execution’s recommendations uh it does be fairly constantly you have to flash back that judges sit there through the entire trial.
They’re except for ruling on expostulations to substantiation they form their own print prints of the substantiation of the substantiations they are gaping at the defendants and judges do have indeed in the civil courts much more.
So in the state courts judges do have discretion to exceed what we call the the uh sentencing guidelines and this uh this particular judge is uh not known as a harsh sentencer.
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