"The sentences imposed by [Dorsey] fell short of the 37 to 46 months sought by prosecutors. Dorsey cited Ellef's military service and community activity as grounds for the lighter sentence."
In the proceedings, Dorsey said "Ellef undermined the public's trust". Well no kidding...
This ruling brings my "disgruntled"ness to a whole new level. How these 2 men can get off this easily is amazing. They conspired to essentially rob the state taxpayers (ie., me & all of you) of millions of dollars for their own gain. I guess they see Robin Hood a bit differently then I did.
I got over that...at this point, it is what it is.
Now some "sympathetic judge" decides to give them them a lighter sentence because he feels this is a "sentence that makes absolutely clear that people in power to act for the community must do so with total honesty". BULL...this is a slap on the wrist and an insult to every state resident who sends their hard earned money to Hartford every week. The punishment certainly does not fit the crime especially when we look at what Ganim and Newton received.
I can only hope this is the final sentence (no pun intended) in what is certainly the darkest chapter in this state's history.
Ellef, Tomasso Gets 2 1/2 Years , Jon Lender/The Hartford Courant, April 25, 2006
Ellef, Tomasso Get 2 1/2 Years , Matt Apuzzo / The Associated Press, April 25, 2006