United States v. Demaria

Defendant initially charged with a $28 million credit card fraud centered around the mass marketing of dietary supplements received a 36 month sentence along with a recommendation of the Residential Drug Abuse Program, effectively reducing his time of incarceration to approximately 13 months. After the loss amount was negotiated from $28 million to $7.2 million, defendant still faced Sentencing Guidelines of 87-108 months with a statutory maximum sentence of 60 months. Court reduced the sentence in a downward variance due, in part, to the horrific childhood suffered by the defendant.