United States v. Zhu, No. 09-CR-465-01 (JBW), 2010 WL 3282636 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2010)
Zhu pled guilty to smuggling and attempting to clandestinely import counterfeit goods into the United States, for which he faced an advisory Guidelines range of imprisonment of between 30 and 37 months. He was sentenced to 3 years probation. Why? She cooperated, including against her criminal collaborator and former boyfriend who was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
They say that all may be fair in love and war. But the same principles sometimes apply in the federal criminal justice system.