United States v. Cadle, No. 04-CR-750 (JBW), 2009 WL 1764980 (E.D.N.Y. June 11, 2009)
Cadle pled guilty to conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, an offense for which she faced an advisory Guidelines range of 37 to 46 months imprisonment. She cooperated with the Government, and received a 5K1.1 Letter. And she was sentenced to three years probation.
Why? "The offense took place almost five years prior to this sentencing. The defendant's actions since that time demonstrate significant rehabilitation. Cadle has pursued an education and devoted herself to her family responsibilities. Her cooperation with the government was robust and helped lead to the conviction of a major cocaine trafficker."