|Judge William J. Zloch|
Most impressive was what the judge said to the U.S. Attorney, according to the Miami Herald:
But the judge devoted the main part of his sentencing hearing to denouncing the plague of public corruption in South Florida, calling it a “cancer.”
Zloch even challenged why federal prosecutors joined with the former mayor’s defense attorneys in recommending the low end of a sentencing guideline for Maroño: 37-to 46-months.
“Would you agree that public corruption has become commonplace in our society?” the judge asked Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Dwyer.
“I would agree with that,” Dwyer said.
The judge added 3 months to the sentence approved by both sides.
Ronald Reagan appointee, you are my hero of the week for stating the truth that everyone else appears to be avoiding and getting a U.S. Attorney to say it too. It seemed as though the Judge thought the U.S. Attorney protecting us, was going too easy on the defendant. I agree. We should have got him to sing like a bird in exchange for no fines.