[UPDATED with Punishment]: SoCal Real Estate Agent Swindler: I'm Too Young Looking For Prison!

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Are some dudes, like Josh Duhamel, too pretty for prison?
UPDATE: U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney must have made Mariscal the happiest man in Santa Ana today when he granted his wish to avoid a minute in prison for his crimes. Carney ordered him to serve three years of supervised probation and pay restitution.  

ORIGINAL POST, June 4: Saying he's repentant for filing false mortgage documents resulting in the loss of more than $763,000 in 2005 and 2006, Southern California real estate agent Mario Alberto Mariscal hopes that U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney goes easy on him this week at a sentencing hearing in Santa Ana.

In a pre-sentencing report, federal probation officials believe Mariscal's crimes deserve a minimum 30-month prison sentence.

But, according to court records, the defendant believes the punishment is too harsh because he claims he has cooperated with federal investigators probing for additional suspects.

Mariscal is also making a novel argument: He "will be more vulnerable to victimization or abuse in prison due to his slight build and youthful appearance."

And this: He he should be treated easier by Judge Carney because he is not a U.S. citizen.

"Other than the employment related to the current charges, he has been an honest, hardworking and gainfully employed man his entire life," defense lawyer David R. Cohen wrote in a brief for the judge. "Taxpayer money should not be spent on keeping a man incarcerated who knows the extent of the harm he did and is willing to take any steps necessary to rectify the situation."

Between Dec. 2005 and Oct. 2006 in Orange and Los Angeles counties, Mariscal used the U.S. Postal Service to mail deeds of trust based on fraudulent mortgage applications that contained inflated incomes and other false information about residential home buyers who weren't qualified for loans, according to a federal grand jury indictment.

Mariscal--who was born in 1977 and has prior convictions for dishonestly using a parking placard for the disabled and for reckless driving--originally pleaded not guilty, but admitted his guilt last September in hopes of winning a lenient punishment.

He is scheduled to learn his fate at an 11 a.m. hearing inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse.

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bozeman montana real estate
bozeman montana real estate

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Landscape Services
Landscape Services

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dr jigg

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Marcelle Stepp
Marcelle Stepp

Mariscal is also making a novel argument: He "will be more vulnerable to victimization or abuse in prison due to his slight build and youthful appearance."  

Lawrence
Lawrence

Hey Josh, watch out for your cornhole bud. 

Dave
Dave

They like 'em young down on the farm. And prison too. Good luck. Better start to work on loosening that sphincter now if he doesn't want them to tear him a new one.

Anon
Anon

Pretty much any asshole who actually gets caught when committing illegal acts would say he  "knows the extent of the harm he did and is willing to take any steps necessary to rectify the situation", especially when that situation involves going to jail. 

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Illegally used a parking placard for the disabled? Obviously went to UCLA ...

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

 I vote that instead of 30 months in federal prison, the judge should cut him some slack and only give him 90 days but with sex offenders.

Streets
Streets

He needs to do the time......prick broke the law....he will be servicing bubba in no time and doing his laundry..........

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Maybe he will learn better that way, Lol, but you are right.

FreeWheelin Franklin
FreeWheelin Franklin

Stupidity knows no bounds. Years ago a hit was green lighted from a resident of the CDCR. According to the cops, they had absolutely no suspects after months of investigation. That was until the idiots wrote to their carnale in detail about how it was "mission accomplished".Needless to say murder/conspiracy convictions for all involved

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Prison will be a new experience for him, obviously.

Joseph
Joseph

I wonder if he will hear banjo music on the way to court

Frosted_kavu
Frosted_kavu

its because of people like this that ruined the market for us all - selfish type of people. Just deport him, after keeping him in prison a few years

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