I'm providing more of a narrative on this because my brain is a little fried. Documents have been uploaded to the blog's library
, but I'm not publishing anything today. I'm tired my eyes are going wonky.
It looks like Joel's lawyer is trying to get sentencing pushed to mid-December, citing a need to gather facts and review the mountains of information or something. Specifically, to review the complete list of investors. They seem a little obsessed with determining the net winners. They also whined about the Probation Officer's pre-sentencing report. It seems he quoted some victim impact statements verbatim and used the government's loss records, but only summarized the nineteen character letters provided to him by Joel's camp and discarded any of Joel's opposition to the government's loss records. I guess Joel also believes that the government should lump related corporate losses into the individual losses. Basically that if John Doe controls FlushItAll, Inc. and John's net losses are $1000 and the FlushItAll, Inc. net winnings are $1000 then it all washes out to $0. I don't think that's how it should work.
The government opposed it, basically saying that they gave the defendants the list of investors back in January and the defendants have had enough time to get their shit together.
Then the court shot down the rescheduling request.
Then Joel's lawyer tried again, this time saying that government is full of shit because the day of the government's opposition, they dropped of an additional 8,000 pages of discovery to the defense and that it's continuing to provide documents to the defense.
Then the government called them bold faced liars and did an epic eye-roll. Apparently they did drop off everything in January and the "additional" 8,000 pages of discovery are just copies of what was already sent. But, the government did not fully oppose a continuance. I suspect because Joel's lawyer is just going to keep banging his head against this wall. The government is now cool with a four-week continuance, which would place the new date mid-late October.
When chosen for jury duty, tell the judge "fortune cookie says guilty" - A fortune cookie