Two men in Tampa were sentenced to prison last week for marketing a tax shelter scheme that cost the IRS around $10 million. One of them has a creative lawyer who protested the ruling by implying that his client is too fat to serve his prison time.
Attorney Curtis Fallgatter filed a motion saying that 72-year-old Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn’t have a normal life expectancy because he is 5’1” and weighs 273 pounds. If Donaldson serves 6 years and 4 months in prison, the sentence will translate to 61 percent of the rest of his life, which is far too much, Fallgatter argued.
Keith shared this odd crime story as part of today’s headlines.
“You should have thought of that before you got fat and before you committed the crime,” Doc said of the unusual defense.