Thursday, December 18, 2008

Verdict in goggle case

Guilty on 3 conspiracy counts; not guilty on 3 substantive counts. A clear compromise...

I wonder how the prosecutor feels about this verdict against a pro-se woman who speaks English as a third language.... He did get a conviction. But he also lost 3 counts...

What a weird case. She comes to the U.S. voluntarily even though she never would have been extradited. Then she pleads guilty to a credit-time served deal. But the prosecutor asks to correct the sentence and Judge Cohn resentences her to 29 months. Then, she withdraws her plea because she understood that she would be sentenced to time-served. So trial it is.... And of course the jury hangs. She then decides to proceed pro-se, and she keeps the jury out for two days and is found not guilty on 3 counts. How bizarre...

Here is Vanessa Blum's coverage of the case. And Curt Anderson has an article for the AP here: Gholikhan said she would appeal and insisted the she is innocent. "I won't give up. It's OK. God is here," Gholikhan said in a brief courtroom interview. She appeared relieved that the trial was over.

7 comments:

CAPTAIN said...

A coalition of 29 civil rights, religious, academic and justice organizations have asked President Bush to commute excessive sentences for low-level crack cocaine offenses before he leaves office next month.

Anonymous said...

Who was sweating across-the-board not guiltys more? Barzee or the prosecutor?

Anonymous said...

She got more not guiltys in one case then Barzee's gotten in two years.

fake fred moreno said...

Meeester Markus!!!!!! can you Google the goggle case?What comes up when you Google gogggles?

Sometimes, especially when I have a little too much eggnog at the christmas party, I crack myself up,

Anonymous said...

Loss goes to the prosecutor. Harvey Keitel should be upset because he brought an indictment and not all of the charges were proved...and he lost half of his charges to a pro se defendant.

Anonymous said...

Has Benson been hired for the appeal?

Anonymous said...

Barzee is a good apple.

Benson is a bad egg.