United States v. Cho, No. 08-CR-332 (JBW), 2009 WL 5322746 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 6, 2009)
Cho was found guilty at trial of having defrauded a mortgage company. He faced an advisory Guidelines range of imprisonmen of between 46 and 57 months, but was sentenced only to 30 months imprisonment. The district court recognized that Cho's offense was "serious and caused harm to individuals as well as financial institutions." But it also acknowledged that he "appears to be contrite and has a close family relationship to his mother, who was recently diagnosed with a tumor, requiring surgery."