Supreme Court Rejects Sal Magluta's Petition, 195 Year Sentence Stands
Today, the Supreme Court rejected Sal Magluta's petition for cert to review his 195 year sentence. His crime: non-violent money laundering of $730,000.
As I wrote here the day Sal Magluta was resentenced to 195 years in prison, his original case (along with his then co-defendant Willy Falcon) was the most fascinating one I recall from the 70's-90's years of legal cases involving Miami and "cocaine cowboys." Like many criminal defense attorneys around the country, I followed as many details of the trials and appeals as I could. It had dozens of twists and turns and was the subject of many lectures and discussions at defense lawyer seminars for years afterward.
It wasn't just famous as a drug dealing case.
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