JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Paul: I was out on bond for 6 months before being
sentenced. During this time a pre sentence
investigation was done and a background check.
I was on personal recog since i had low points.
This was a federal sentencing and during that
time the probation officer did the report. It
was not time consuming.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Paul: The fbi was investigating my case since it was a
federal bank crime for bank fraud. i did not
talk with them and waited until i receive
representation from an attorney. I was never
arrested. There was a grand jury indictment
against me and i showed up to court after the
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Paul: I was only in court a few times. I was in for
the initial sentencing and then i went when i
was charged. I went back to court to plea
guilty after 4 months from my arraignment. then
i returned to court 3 months later for
sentencing. I reported to prison 2 months later.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Paul: 16 counts of bank fraud and identity theft. I
pled to one count bank fraud and one count