"When is a plea bargain not really a bargain? When the perp who cops the plea has "deeply religious" reasons for wanting more favorable treatment. An attorney for Raffaello Follieri, the convicted con artist who raised millions of dollars for a fraudulent real-estate business and then used those millions to finance a jet-set lifestyle, has told a New York court that his client should serve only 3 years in prison, rather than the 5-year term to which he had already agreed in a deal with prosecutors."
The writer tells of this convicted felon, a real sob story. All that's missing are the violins!