Isabelle Kirshner and Wayne Gosnell Obtain Extraordinary Below Guidelines Sentence for CEO Accused of $350 Million Fraud

As reported in Law360, Isabelle Kirshner and Wayne Gosnell successfully argued for an extraordinary variance from the federal Sentencing Guidelines on behalf of their client who had participated in a bank fraud involving Transmar Commodity Group LLC that resulted in losses to a syndicate of banks of more than $350 million. Although the Sentencing Guidelines called for a sentence of between about 15 ½ and 19 ½ years imprisonment, Judge Rakoff agreed with Ms. Kirshner and Mr. Gosnell that their client was a “good man who did a bad thing” and that a sentence of just three years was sufficient in light of the client’s life of good works. Read the article here.