Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Salt Lake Tribune reports Weldon Angelos, a Utah record producer, is asking that his mandatory 55-year prison sentence be commuted. Angelos was convicted in 2003 of 16 counts of drug trafficking, weapons possession and money laundering. The Tribune reports, however, that U.S. District Judge Paul Cassell (nominated by George W. Bush in 2001) "reluctantly imposed the sentence" and called the mandatory term "unjust, cruel and irrational." See story here.