Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mayor's son gets 3 months in casino scheme

Mayor's son gets 3 months in casino scheme, Seattle Times, Dec. 15, 2007. Jacob Nickels's attorney, Jeffery Robinson,

had asked the judge for probation, arguing that Nickels' behavior was "aberrant" and the result of a terrific lapse in judgment. "This is without a doubt the biggest mistake of my life," said Nickels, who has cooperated with the investigation and pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to steal from a tribal casino.
Prosecutors and a representative of the Nooksack Tribe, which owns the casino, asked for five months. Judge Coughenour sentenced him to three months in a federal prison camp.

Jeff Robinson is a Trial Ad instructor; Judge Coughenour teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy.

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