ONCE AGAIN we find Judge Eileen A. Gallagher -another Cuyahoga County Democrat judge - ignoring the victim and protecting the defendant. This time Judge Eileen -The defendants queen - handed down a sentence that flies in the face of logic, is dismissive of the victims and completely diminishes the seriousness of the offense...
Joanne Schneider, who ran what prosecutors called one of the largest securities frauds in state history, was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to a series of criminal charges.
Schneider and her husband stole about $60 million from investors. The three-year sentence was the minimum for the securities and fraud charges she pleaded guilty to in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Several people who stole less money in similar, unrelated scams got longer prison sentences.
Judge Eileen A. Gallagher -- who earlier sentenced Schneider's husband, Alan, to probation instead of jail for his participation in the operation -- chose to make the sentences for the 13 crimes concurrent. (Plain Duller)
Three years for completely destroying the lives of the victims. Understand this, other than not wearing a 'do-rag' & gang colors -Schneider is no different than the average Cleveland street thug.
As noted in the article, the sentence handed down by Judge Gallagher is much more lenient than others who stole far less --
- Andrew Bodnar - 2001 - $41 million/7yrs
- David Dadante - 2007 - $28 million/13yrs
- Geoff Benson - 2001 - $26 million/ 30yrs (reduced to 13)
- Gary McNaughton - 2007 - $17 million/5yrs
You know what is surprising about this? Judge Gallagher ran unopposed in her last election. You got it "Say it ain't so" Sparky - the +$400K a year political juggernaut called the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County fielded NO candidate in this race.
Can one of our Central Committee members please tell me again about how we can't get candidates elected? Can one of our CC members please tell me how when we put up no candidate everything is the Democrats fault in Cuyahoga County?
I love it when I hear RPCC members spout, "people in Cuyahoga County just don't like Republicans." Did you ever think it is because we never give them an alternative?