Friday, May 08, 2009

Ayala MEJA Case Sentencing

Word has it that former Army Sergeant and private security contractor Don Ayala received a sentence of 5 years probation, $12,500 fine, $100 special assessment in his MEJA case. The case involved Ayala's work protecting a "human terrain team" and had some pretty sad facts. Under the advisory sentencing guidelines applicable to the case, Ayala faced 8 years in prison, though that was unlikely in light of the facts of the case, see Stars and Stripes report here.

1 comment:

Darrin Stephens said...

Now that's cheap justice, why should the government have to pay for all those lawyers and endless appeals when really it just takes one bullet? What's latest number on how much it costs in the US to actually execute someone? It's astronomical!