Attorney Michael Rumore sentenced to 15 years in prison June 19, 2009Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
Tags: Crime, Fraud, Law, New Jersey, News
I blogged about Michael Rumore several months ago. He was sentenced today to 15 years in prison. While state prosecutions for $4 million schemes do not take place every day, I can’t see how this 15 year sentence makes any sense. I really don’t see how he could have done much worse at trial. While the plea called for him to get 15 years, which is the minimum for the two charges he pled out to, I think that he could have done much better.
First of all, I would have probably held out for a better plea. Second, I would really like to know if his attorney asked for less time. Rumore could and probably should have got less time. This guy had a bad addiction and while he doesn’t deserve a medal, it should mitigate the punishment here. There is a big difference between someone who screws people over for financial gain versus someone who has a serious addiction. I would have had Rumore evaluated by a psych with a written report to bring down both the plea and sentence but that’s just how I do things.