I believe he and his lawyer(s) cut a deal, of some sort, behind closed doors...
Yep = PayOLA
Itís been around for ever
Crooked cops and courts take gifts, crooks walk away too steal more $$$
Not in anyway pointing a dark line on Law enforcement but like in any big corporation
there is always a few loose screws
I grew up in a very Dem,Unionized crooked city
Watched many Pay and Go Play again
A long time family acquaintance had gotten into big trouble
The sentence could have been many many many years 50+
However with the right deal makers and 1MILLION in cash, cold green bills
He got 5yrs did 2yrs.
I remember the last time we spoke(deceased) he spoke in anger
Said Iíll never forget walking into the jail with a suitcase full of money ($1,000.000)
I set it down at the door and they locked me up, spent 2 plus like a dog
He went on to say, they wanted more?
I told them thatís all I had, they wanted his legit business
He told them thatís all I know how to do,Take that and when I get out
Iíll rob every bank, I come across,your getting a Million that no one will follow
I donít want to Rob banks, Iím not a bank robber, letís call it even.