United States v. Alatsas, No. 06-CR-473 (JBW), 2008 WL 238559 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 16, 2008)
Notwithstanding a loss figure of $450,000 and an advisory Guidelines range of 24 to 30 months imprisonment, the Court imposed a probationary sentence based on: (1) Alatsas' substantial cooperation with the Government; (2) the good relationship he had with his wife and three children; and (3) most significantly from a defense perspective, his status as "an ethical entrepreneur except for this one aberrant offense."
A solid argument for counsel representing defendants convicted of financial frauds.