Gov. Official going down for 2 counts of Rico act for stealing a large sum of money from the treasury dept. and conspiring with other officials to extort money from citizen who was awarded the money by multiple courts?
No one can answer this question with no facts, but it is extremely unlikely that the theft of even a large sum of money would result in a life sentence.
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The crimes you describe would not qualify for "life" sentences under almost any scenario I can think of, but federal sentencing guidelines could certainly result in long potential sentences --but everything depends on what, exactly, he is convicted of (or pleads guilty to) and what deal, if any, is made with prosecutors relating to any plea arrangement.
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