Judge Sends Transform Now Plowshares Resisters to Prison

Yesterday, Judge Amul R Thapar ruled on prison time for Greg Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice and Michael Walli. Details on link. There was some downward departure from sentencing guidelines, but not much.

Transform Now Plowshares

Judge Amul R. Thapar passed sentence on Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice

and Michael Walli on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in federal court in

Knoxville, Tennessee. The three were convicted in May 2013 for their

nonviolent action called Transform Now Plowshares at the Y12 Nuclear

Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on charges of depredation of

property and sabotage—the convictions carried possible maximum

sentences of 30 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines, based on

factors including history,  recommended sentences ranging from 6-10

years.

Sentencing began at 1:30pm; the three were permitted to be in the

courtroom together by Judge Thapar.

Michael Walli received a sentence of 62 months on each count, to be

served concurrently, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Greg Boertje-Obed received a sentence of 62 months on each count, to

be served concurrently, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Megan Rice received a sentence of 35 months…

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