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Sentencing News – Politics
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Fortenberry served as a Congressional Rep., from 2005-2022 (17 years) and resigned on March 26, 2022, after pressure by Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader.
June 28, 2022 Fortenberry is to be sentenced. Fortenberry’s sentence was prompted by a federal Jury that found Fortenberry guilty on March 25, 2022.
But Fortenberry pleaded not guilty for supposedly giving False Statements to FBI agents (2016) on $30k Foreign Campaign Donation, at a California Fundraising Event.
Fortenberry has served as a Nebraska Congressional Rep., who now finds himself facing “Excessive Sentencing,” for alleged nonviolent offense.
- Public Interest Concern Question: Why did Tracy Wilkison, Prosecutor-Acting United States Attorney, NOT affix her own signature onto the Indictment, against Fortenberry
Because Wilkison was not officially appointed as a United States Attorney for the Central District until November 16, 2021, by Merrick Garland, United States Attorney General.
- Second Public Interest Concern Question: Why is Fortenberry facing a statutory “Mandatory Maximum Sentencing?”
Because President Biden has failed to restore the United States Sentencing Commission, since January 21, 2020.
Did you know, that both Congressional Representatives Armstrong and Raskin said the lack of quorum also meant the commission cannot update the advisory sentencing guidelines needed to help implement the law, resulting potentially in its uneven application by judges across the country.
Sadly Biden’s intentional act not to appoint ANY commissioners on the Sentencing Commission, takes another toll on our American criminal justice system!
Installing a new Sentencing Commission would help prevent “Excessive Sentencing” to reform criminal Mandatory Maximum Sentencing, that contribute towards: “Massive Incarceration,” even against alleged nonviolent offenders including Fortenberry.
Since Biden’s failure to restore the Sentencing Commission, Fortenberry’s Sentence should be put on STAY.
In consequence, Fortenberry’s landmark case is an example to now call on Congress with evaluating and reforming 18 U.S. Code §1001, that imposes a Mandatory Maximum Sentencing 5 years. In Fortenberry case (5 years x 3 counts)=15 year sentence Fortenberry is facing in prison.
Noting, without restoring the United States Sentencing Commission, confidence in the uniformity and fairness of our criminal justice system is gone!
With a broken criminal justice system American Citizens like Fortenberry are now becoming the target of false criminal charges conjured by American rogue prosecutors.
Fortberry, will be sentenced on three felony charges, that carries Maximum 15 years in prison, which is an “Excessive Sentence,” even if Fortenberry were to serve one day in Prison away from his family.
Now as a Congressman who understands the absolute abuse of power brought by a select few corrupt individuals within the Justice Dept … my heart goes out to Congressman Fortenberry and his family for the injustice they have suffered,” said Rep. Rick Renzi
The Judge in Fortenberry’s case can do the right thing by issuing Court Ordered Community Service to Fortenberry with preventing another “Excessive Sentencing,” scheme.
Congress, it is time to bring more attention to “Mandatory Maximum Sentencing,” laws! Because these same laws cause cruel punishment and “Excessive Sentencing,” where logic does not hold especially towards nonviolent offenders.
Thus, a 15 year “Mandatory Maximum Sentence” against Fortenberry would be an “Excessive Sentence.”
Kevin McCarthy Congressman had no immediate response.