Judge Trevor McFadden
A federal judge on Wednesday slammed Brandon’s corrupt Justice Department for having two standards in prosecuting January 6 defendants vs. left-wing rioters.
Breaking: Fed judge slams corrupt DoJ for having 2 standards in prosecuting Jan 6 defendants vs leftist rioters. https://t.co/6UimlCMsXp
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 24, 2022
US District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee on Wednesday ignored the recommendation from federal prosecutors and sentenced a Texas florist to pay a $5,000 fine and serve two months probation for entering the Capitol on January 6.
Jenny Cudd entered the US Capitol on January 6 and Brandon’s rabid DOJ asked the judge to sentence her to 75 days in jail, one year of supervised release and 60 hours of community service, WUSA reported.
Cudd’s lawyer, Marina Medvin, argued her client was being recommended jail time for a non-violent offense because of her political views.
And Judge McFadden agreed.
Judge McFadden blasted the DOJ’s prosecutors and said their recommended sentencing of Cudd was “disproportionate” to other left-wing protestors during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings.
“It does feel like the government had had two different standards here, and I can’t abide by that,” McFadden said, according to WUSA.
A Texas florist who bragged about storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 and promised to join in “the next one” will pay a large fine and serve a short probationary sentence — avoiding the jail time prosecutors argued she deserved.
Jenny Cudd, of Midland, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden for sentencing Wednesday on one Class “A” misdemeanor count of entering and remaining in a restricted building. After hearing arguments from the prosecution and Cudd’s attorney, McFadden sentenced her to pay a $5,000 fine and serve two months of probation. She was also required to pay $500 in restitution, which her attorney said she had already done.
Prosecutors had asked McFadden to sentence Cudd to 75 days in jail, a year of supervised release and 60 hours of community service. Assistant U.S. attorney Laura Hill said Cudd prepared for violence on Jan. 6 by wearing a bulletproof sweatshirt, engaged in a self-described push against law enforcement and celebrated property destruction after leaving the Capitol. She also pointed to her apparent lack of remorse for her role in the riot, as evidenced by repeated statements since Jan. 6.
Cudd’s attorney, Marina Medvin, accused the DOJ of “gamesmanship” and suggested prosecutors were recommending jail time not because of her individual actions, but because of her political views. She dismissed Cudd’s social media statements as “drunken tirades” and repeatedly drew comparisons to how federal prosecutors have charged, or not charged, protestors in Portland and during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. McFadden was the right audience for those arguments, having repeatedly made the same comparisons himself during other hearings in Capitol riot cases.
Before delivering his sentence, McFadden said he didn’t believe in “aggregate justice” and that he found the DOJ’s sentencing recommendation for Cudd “disproportionate” from others with similar conduct.
Attorney Marina Medvin celebrated her big win on Twitter.
Lawyers spend our free time thinking about our clients’ cases— considering facts, defenses, appeals, etc. The case becomes a part of your life because the case never leaves your mind. So you can understand when I say that it is an honor & a privilege to work with great people. pic.twitter.com/lcTjOaKDqi
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) March 23, 2022