While the case isn’t funny at all, this exchange was.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman considered Masri’s younger age, mental health and stress from his mother’s sudden death in accepting the sentence worked out between prosecutors and his lawyers – 9 years and 10 months in prison.
However, she also ordered that he be under supervised release for 20 years following his release from prison.
Masri’s lead attorney, Thomas Anthony Durkin, had opposed the unusually lengthy supervised release, noting his client would be an old man by the time he was no longer under court supervision.
“With all due respect, 50 years old is not old,” Johnson Coleman said. “You’ve still got a lot of time left.
But Joshua Dratel, another Masri attorney, pointed out that Masri would be nearly 60 by the time he was free of the court restrictions.
“Still not old,” the judge said.