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Bronxite Faced 24 Months for Oxy But Citing Work History and Daughters Gets Time Served

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 6 –Edward Rodriguez pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone; he has been in jail since November 2019. 

 On October 6 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held his sentencing.  

The US Attorney's Office was asking for at least 24 months. But Rodriguez' lawyer spoke movingly about his Bronxite client's two daughters, ages 1 and 3, and argued that one of his prior convictions was, essentially, nothing.  

 That was resolved for time served which was one day. And in this case Judge Kaplan said he was moved by Rodriguez' letter and sincerity, and agreed to time served plus three years of supervised release.

 The case is US v. Rodriguez, 18-cr-817 (Kaplan).  


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