Todd Boulanger with his
ever-present sidekick, Mr. Cup
We have a follow-up to yesterday's post on Todd Boulanger's joint request with the Justice Department to defer setting a sentencing date. U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts has granted the request to defer sentencing.
It appears less likely that Mr. Boulanger will be sentenced prior to Kevin Ring's June 2010 retrial. Remember that the judge in Mr. Ring's case, U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle, had pressured the Justice Department to sentence witnesses in the Ring case prior to the retrial date. It doesn't make sense to the author of the ACR Blog, but Judge Huvelle said that sentencing these witnesses would make them more likely to testify. Mr. Boulanger testified in the first trial despite the fact that he has yet to be sentenced. It seems reasonable to believe that Mr. Boulanger will be available to testify in Mr. Ring's retrial whether or not he has been sentenced.
It remains to be seen if other witnesses in the Ring case will be sentenced prior to the 2010 retrial.