Judge Outlines Reason for Rejecting Roger Stone’s Request to Delay Prison Sentence

Judge Amy Berman Jackson is explaining why Roger Stone’s request to delay his prison sentence has been denied.

Jackson offered a five-page, opinionated response to Stone’s request and his concerns about his underlying health issues.

Last week, Stone — former adviser for President Donald Trump — was ordered to return home for immediate confinement for the two weeks leading up to him reporting to prison.

Despite Stone’s concerns about his health, Jackson said she did not see a reason for his prison sentence to be delayed because his conditions are “medically controlled.” Additionally, the judge also noted that there are “no COVID-19 cases at the facility to which [the] defendant has been designated.”

To support her arguments, she also cited an excerpt from the letter Stone’s doctor submitted as she questioned his ability to effectively practice social distancing amid the pandemic.

“The letter from defendant’s internist stated: I highly recommend that he maintain strict quarantine conditions. . . . . He should not be in any situations that would expose him to the SARSCOV-2 virus. He needs to maintain at least 6 feet distance from people. He should avoid closed quarters with many people,” Jackson wrote.

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“Defendant’s response to the Court’s inquiry concerning his personal preventive practices and avoidance of public gatherings in accordance with these directives was vague, carefully parsed, and not reassuring,” Jackson said.

Jackson also noted how Stone’s situation differs from other defendants who have been granted extensions due to the coronavirus because he has already been granted a 60-day delay already approved by the Bureau of Prisons.

Jackson added, “By contrast, Mr. Stone was convicted of threatening a witness, and throughout the course of these criminal proceedings, the Court has been forced to address his repeated attempts to intimidate and to stoke potentially violent sentiment against, an array of participants in the case, including individuals involved in the investigation, the jurors, and the Court.”

Stone is scheduled to report to prison on July 14, 2020.

Responses

  1. How can anybody feel bad that this asshole is going to a federal spa prison. Don’t worry dirtbag, dump will pardon you ! What a great system we have, enjoy your last 2 weeks Roger. Don’t forget to bring your black felt hat it will go great with your orange prison garb.

  2. He’s a first offender who’s 77(?) years old convicted of white collar crime and clearly no threat to the public safety, but he needs to be in prison during a pandemic that especially presents a fatal outcome to those over 65.

    Clearly, Judge Jackson is allowing her personal animosity toward the defendant to enable his sentence to become in effect a death penalty merely to prove she can.

    Yet another example of the Deep State unelected bureaucracy displaying how it can and will destroy anyone who allies himself with an individual like Donald Trump who threatens the status quo. The Obama Administration used the FBI to go after Trump, Flynn, and Manafort early on. The remaining Deep State bureaucrats have continued with leaks, accusations, defamation toward anyone on their radar. They will crucify Trump when leaves office. Jackson and the Flynn judge Sullivanneed to be impeached and disbarred for their lack of impartiality.

  3. So Roger Stone’s prison sentence is not to be delayed because of COVID-19, but murders, rapist, and child molesters can be released even if there have been no cases reported at the prison.

  4. They left our Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s middle name. It’s Dick.

    John, your foul, racist, repetitive, childish name calling every day, besides being almost illiterate, is really getting old. Try some new and different foul, racist, childish rants. You are so clumsy with words that you could be a speech writer for Joe Biden and everyone would think he wrote it.

    Can you spell t-r-o-l-l? Your middle name should also be Dick. It’s scary that they let people like you vote. Do you get absentee ballots in the basement? Say hello to your mom for me.

  5. Will absolutely no loyalty Bunker Baby trumpuke

    pardon the n*ggerest of Cauasian trash n*ggers

    Stone or hang his sorry ass out to dry as he did to Manafort ?

    out to dry as he did

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