Robel Phillipos Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

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Robel Phillipos was sentenced to three years in prison today for his fake statements to the FBI after the Boston Marathon bombings. He was ordered to pay a $25,000. fine and spend 1 to 3 years on supervised release after release from prison. He was also ordered to take random drug tests and undergo drug treatment. The judge said, "There’s a price to be paid for the failure of responsibility. There’s a price to be paid to the community."

The Judge granted him a voluntary give up and did not order him into custody today.

The government had requested Phillipos serve 63 months in prison. My live blog of the hearing (taken from copious accounts of reporters in the courtroom posted on Twitter -- Hashtag #Phillipos -- as well as my thoughts on why this is too harsh a condemn are below. [More...]

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