19 May 2004

The Slammer

Sometimes white-collar criminals get what they deserve. Such as, for example, Zachary Hill, a notorious phisherman. Without having seen the sentencing report or indictment, I am only inferring this: But it appears that Judge Gilmore may have given him within a couple of months of the maximum sentence under the evil United States Sentencing Guidelines. The most likely guideline range would be 42-47 months, and she gave Hill 46 months.

Of course, this is just one phisherman; and, like catching gillnetters, a couple of successes aren't going to be much of a deterrent to such a low-cost, low-risk activity.