Yesterday a federal judge sentenced a man celebrating his 90th birthday to three years in jail for smuggling about a ton of cocaine to Michigan
. Leo Sharp was a World War 2 hero and is an award winning plant grower. On the side though he drove loads of cocaine into Michigan for a Mexican cartel and was paid approximately $1M for his efforts. His attorney argued that Sharp suffers from dementia and that he will be a burden on the federal prison program and should be just placed on probation. Instead, the judge sentenced him to prison although it was much less time than prosecutors asked for or what the sentencing guidelines would normally warrant. The government asked for five years and the sentencing guidelines call for a minimum of fourteen years.