Someone needs to find the wizard that calculated the financial benefit of a successful bribe of Judge Lackey and give him a crash course in basic addition and subtraction.
The sonofabitch ought to be easy to spot – he’s the on wearing a Dunce cap!
WTF is so hard to understand about calculating “gain” when 0 – 0 = 0? The bribe (sic) was to compel arbitration – Lackey’s only legal option with or without a bribe (sic).
Financial benefit to Backstrom was calculated at “about $5.3 million dollars – roughly 20% of total fee in dispute!
Presentencing reports are not made public but this one doesn’t need to be for anyone to read between the lines – Under the terms of the plea agreements, Backstrom’s punishment must be proportion to that given Scruggs.
If there was no financial benefit, what was the incentive to bribe Judge Lackey? None, none at all – except that he asked for money to do what the law required him to do under the terms of the joint venture agreement.
Hopefully one of the “perks” available to Judge Biggers is a trash can!