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Hobbs Act Reverse Stingee Cirino Gets 10 Months Put Off to 2021 Due To A Baby at SDNY

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 17 –  Jervis Cirino is one of multiple defendants in a reverse sting operation, charged with attempted Hobbs Act robbery of a fictitious drug dealer. 

On July 17 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff held his sentencing. Inner City Press covered it.  

The Sentencing Guidelines, which Judge Rakoff has often called absurd, called for a 57 to 71 month sentence, and that is what AUSA Domenic Gentile asked for.

Defense lawyer Dawn Cardi on the other hand asked for time served, which as Gentile pointed out would have meant a single day in jail: April 18-19, 2019.

  Judge Rakoff inquired into the sentences of other co-defendants, and sentenced Cirino to ten months to be followed by three years of Supervised Released. 

 That was followed by a discussion of surrender date. To accomodate a coming child, Judge Rakoff chose January 11, 2021 - but was then told that is the date on which the baby is expected. He moved surrender to January 26.
 The case is USA v. Lopez et al., 19-cr-323 (Rakoff)


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