Judge Wastes No Time: Sentences Late Defendent Over His Mobile Phone

from the go-directly-to-jail,-do-not-pass-go... dept

A man who had pleaded guilty in a financial scam case apparently was late to court on the day of sentencing, claiming he was stuck in traffic. The judge thought about it for a bit, and decided there was no reason to waste court time waiting for the guy to get there. So, she called him back, made sure he wasn’t driving at the time, and sentenced him over his mobile phone. Of course, if you’re going to do that, why have the guy leave home at all? In fact, why not just email him the sentence? It seems much more efficient.

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