United States v. Santellan Maigua

Defendant charged with Kidnapping with mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years due to underage victim, ultimately received a 36 month sentence. After extensive negotiations, defendant pleaded guilty to federal Stalking charge with advisory Sentencing Guidelines range of 87-108 months and five year statutory maximum sentence. Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York downwardly varied to three year sentence in case with no cooperation with the government.