United States v. Gurshumov, No. 09-CR-455 (JBW), 2010 WL 2540694 (E.D.N.Y. June 17, 2010)
Gurshumov pled guilty to having conspired to possess with intent to distribute MDMA, for which he faced an advisory Guidelines range of imprisonment of between 18 and 20 months. He was sentenced to a year-and-a-day. Why? "The defendant has strong family connections. He has made great strides in attempting to educate himself in carpentry, plumbing and related trades, and towards rehabilitation through drug treatment."