The plea bargain was swiftly contorted into an outright means of extorting inculpatory perjury to bring down targeted individuals.
"The Uri Blau conviction as part of a plea bargain alone merits a downgrade," said Omer-Man.
Instead, he was offered a plea bargain under which he would serve no time but had to graduate from Morehouse.
What he found out makes the plea bargain even more disturbing than one thought it already was.
A plea bargain was worked out, allowing Polanski to go into state prison for “90-day diagnostic testing.”
Richmond was forced to step down as a part of his plea bargain.
“Ordinarily a plea bargain has a five year cap,” said Rick Simmons, a blue-chip defense attorney with no involvement in the case.
This is the core of U.S. criminal justice: The plea bargain exchange of inculpatory perjury for immunities or reduced sentences.
Greene accepted a plea bargain that allowed for his record to be expunged provided he underwent counseling.
Yesterday, the New York Times urged the Obama administration to offer Edward Snowden “a plea bargain or some form of clemency.”
An agreement that permits a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of pleading not guilty to a more serious one. Plea bargaining is usually undertaken by a prosecutor to obtain important information from a defendant or to avoid a long and costly trial.