UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
TAMPA DIVISION

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

v.                                

                                                                        CASE NO.: 8:17-cr-550-T-33SPF

MORDECHAI BOAZIZ

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DEFENDANT MORDECHAI BOAZIZ’S SENTENCING MEMORANDUM

AND REQUEST FOR A DOWNWARD DEPARTURE OR VARIANCE

 


 


LAURO LAW FIRM

 

 

John F. Lauro, Esq.

Florida Bar No. 0794074

Gregory M. Singer, Esq.

Florida Bar No. 0109267

101 East Kennedy Boulevard,

Suite 3100

Tampa, Florida 33602

Telephone:  813-222-8990

Facsimile:  813-222-8991

jlauro@laurolawfirm.com

gsinger@laurolawfirm.com

 

Co-counsel for Defendant

Mordechai Boaziz

 

 

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN M. FITZGIBBONS

 

John M. Fitzgibbons, Esq.

Florida Bar No.: 601047

707 North Franklin Street, Suite 700

Tampa, FL 33602

Telephone: (813) 221-9900

Facsimile: (813) 228-9813

john@fitzgibbonslawtampa.com

 

Co-counsel for Defendant

Mordechai Boaziz

 

 

 

 

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Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) and the United States Sentencing Guidelines (the “advisory guidelines”), Defendant Mordechai Boaziz respectfully submits this Sentencing Memorandum and requests that the Court depart or vary from the advisory guidelines and impose a non-custodial sentence, restitution, and 400 hours of community service.

I.                   PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

II.                PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

III.             BOAZIZ’S HISTORY AND CHARACTER

A.     Family and Childhood

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B.     Military Service

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C.     Immigration to America

D.    Boaziz Meets Carol and Starts a Family

E.     Charitable Works

IV.             THE NATURE AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE OFFENSE

V.                THE ADVISORY GUIDELINES CALCULATION

VI.             APPLICABLE LAW

VII.          A DOWNWARD DEPARTURE IS WARRANTED

VIII.       A DOWNWARD VARIANCE IS WARRANTED

A.     Section 3553(a)(1) – Boaziz’s History and Characteristics, the Nature and Circumstances of the Offense, and His Cooperation Warrant a Downward Variance

1.      History and Characteristics

2.      The Nature and Circumstances of the Offense

3.      Boaziz’s Cooperation with the Government

4.      Boaziz’s Extraordinary Acceptance of Responsibility

B.     Section 3553(a)(2) – A Downward Variance Would Provide Just Punishment, Achieve Adequate Deterrence, and Protect the Public from Further Crimes

1.      Boaziz Has Been and Will Continue to Be Punished

2.      A Non-Custodial Sentence Would Achieve Adequate Deterrence

3.      There Is No Need to Protect the Public from Further Crimes

C.     Sections 3553(a)(3) and 3553(a)(4) – Other Sentences Besides the Advisory Guidelines Range Are Available to Reflect the Seriousness of the Offense

D.    Section 3553(a)(6) – A Downward Variance Would Not Present an Unwarranted Sentencing Disparity

E.     Section 3553(a)(7) – A Downward Variance Is Warranted By Boaziz’s Full Payment of Restitution

Conclusion

 

            For the foregoing reasons, we respectfully request that the Court depart or vary downward from the applicable advisory guidelines range and impose a non-custodial sentence.

 

 


 

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY on this 9th day of November, 2018, I filed the foregoing document under seal with the Clerk of the Court and served true and correct copies on all counsel of record.