In separate cases, judges denied early release for two convicted conmen who claimed their health and good deeds should shorten their prison sentences.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger denied Gordon Grigg’s motion for release pending his appeal, because Trauger wasn’t convinced by Grigg’s claim he is not a flight risk. She also didn’t believe Grigg’s appeal would result in anything less than hard time.
Last week U.S. District Judge Judge Robert Echols denied Barry Stokes’ request for documents for appeal because Stokes had already moved to dismiss his appeal and that motion was granted.
In an earlier court filing Stokes, the former CEO of 1Point Solutions, claimed doctors had discontinued his medication and he had concluded the only way he can receive the proper treatment was to file an appeal and be released from prison.
Previously, Grigg’s wife Mila Grigg wrote letters to Trauger in attempts to illustrate a clearer picture of her husband’s “character, his life, his ability and his desperate desire to pay restitution.”
Grigg is currently serving 120 months in prison on multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, while Stokes is serving a 12 ½-year sentence for draining other people’s savings accounts of a total of $19 million.