Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the ninth anniversary of my second post about Brett Kimberlin, Who is Brett Kimberlin? (A Preview). I ran as a teaser for the Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day organized by Lee Stranahan.

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Here is a bit of Mr. Kimberlin’s history as found in 781 F.2d 1247 (1985), UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Brett C. KIMBERLIN, Defendant-Appellant from the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

On October 8th, 1980, a jury convicted defendant-appellant Brett Kimberlin of eight counts in a thirty-four count indictment. Four counts of the eight on which the jury convicted defendant charged that defendant had unlawfully possessed a Department of Defense insignia, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 701 (1976). The other four counts on which the jury convicted defendant charged that defendant had falsely impersonated a Department of Defense police officer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 912 (1976). The district court sentenced defendant to consecutive three-year sentences on the section 912 offenses, and to concurrent six-month terms on the section 701 counts. Defendant appealed his convictions and sentences on the section 701 and section 912 counts to this court.

We have reviewed defendant’s numerous challenges to the legality of his sentences under 18 U.S.C. sections 701 and 912. We find that any duplicity existing among the counts charging these offenses constituted harmless error on the facts of this case and that these crimes were not greater and lesser included offenses. Furthermore, we agree that defendant’s consecutive three-year sentences on the section 912 offenses did not constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

Twelve years for impersonating a DoD police officer. Sounds like a right interesting person.

More on Friday.

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I’m not done with him yet.

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