Reality and Sanity

June 3, 2007

A Beatlesque Judgement

Filed under: Stupid Criminal Tricks — Paul @ 2:23 pm

A judge writes a sentencing memorandum loaded with Beatle Song Title References in response to a convicted felon’s answer to a form question: I Am The Jurist, Goo Goo G’Joob.

JUNE 1–Before his sentencing earlier this year on a felony burglary conviction, Andrew McCormack filled out a form which asked for a “recommendation as to what you think the Court should do in this case.” The Montana man, 20, wrote, “Like the Beetles say, ‘Let It Be.'” Well, that response did not sit well with Gregory Todd, a 56-year-old District Court judge (and Fab Four fan). In a sentencing memorandum…Todd first corrected McCormack’s misspelling and then schooled the young defendant on the band’s discography. But in the end, Todd sentenced McCormack to just three years probation, and ordered him to perform community service and pay a fine.

You should read the memo; the judge spent some time putting it together.

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