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Today’s Quote: Dude, There Is No Equity in Crime

“There are no two people that are exactly alike. We don’t do a comparative analysis. It’s foolish to listen to someone who fancies himself a paralegal and is wearing an orange jumpsuit.” ~ New Jersey Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan explained to John Morano, who may withdraw a prior guilty plea to bank robbery, why his argument at his sentencing hearing – that he should get less time than another bank robber who netted more money from his exploits – is an epic fail.

Morano’s fellow prisoner, David Wheeler Coates, got six years after stealing $10,000. Morano is also facing six years, but thinks he should get less since he only got away with $100.

The judge has given Morano a week to reconsider his position, with the helpful advice that he should only listen to his real lawyer.

Source: Asbury Park Press

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