The chief executive officer of a private mortgage firm was indicted on 68 counts of fraud and conspiracy. The client was ultimately convicted for using his position to falsify employment records and other documents to secure loans for people who agreed to use his brokerage firm.
His advisory guidelines presented to the court in his presentence investigation report recommended a prison term of 51-63 months and the Assistant United States Attorney on the matter agreed. The NCIA team was instrumental in assisting the defense team in arguing the loss amount. The loss arguments contributed to a variance under 18 U.S.C. §3553(a).
In preparing the client’s sentencing memorandum, the defense team also incorporated important findings produced by using NCIA’s Federal Sentencing Statistical Analysis tool (FSSA). The client received a 24-month sentence.
Additionally, NCIA intervened with counsel when the client was designated to a prison camp located outside of his home region and more than 500 miles from his family. He was successfully re-designated to a camp location within hours of his family.
The client was further assisted by NCIA in determining his RDAP eligibility. NCIA coordinated resources post-sentencing to properly document his medical position prior to self-surrender. The RDAP program promotes participation by offering a §3621(e) sentence reduction of 6-12 months upon successful completion.
While the client received a 24-month sentence, he has started the RDAP program which will reduce his sentence. With RDAP and including his good time credit, our client will only spend 12 months at the federal prison camp.
In total the client faced 51-63 months and will ultimately serve 12 months at the federal prison camp.