Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lamar Wants to Come Home

Who says the pandemic isn't a blessing for some?  Lamar Adams wants to come home due to the possibility of contracting Covid-19 in prison. 

Adams has served 17 months of a 235-month sentence in federal prison for wire fraud.  He defrauded hundreds of victims out of more than $100 million* through a ponzi scheme that used phony timber investments.

Adams filed a sealed motion for compassionate release on May 28.  The Justice Department opposed the motion.  Their response states the Bureau of Prisons denied Adams' request for compassionate release on April 29.  Adams stated he suffers from hypertension, high cholesterol, psoriasis, and vertigo.  The Department argues those conditions can be properly managed in prison.  The response states the prison (Forest City, Ar) has "one of the highest number of infected inmates" but there has been only one Covid-19 death.  Adams apparently was housed at a unit where an inmate contracted the virus.

The Justice Department argues Adams is not suffering from a serious or terminal illness.  He possesses his mental faculties.   He didn't identify "extraordinary and compelling reasons" for a sentence reduction  The response states:

The mere existence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a general threat to every non-immune person in the country, does not fall into either of those categories and therefore could not alone provide a basis for a sentence reduction. The categories encompass specific serious medical conditions afflicting an individual inmate, not generalized threats to the entire population. As the Third Circuit has held, “the mere existence of COVID-19 in society and the possibility that it may spread to a particular prison alone cannot independently justify
compassionate release.”

The Department said the Court can't place Adams under home confinement because it has no power to do so.  Such authority rests only in the Bureau of Prisons.  The Court can only concern itself with the length of the sentence, not where the sentence is served.

* The SEC claims in a separate lawsuit that the amount of losses was $164 million.


Anonymous said...

Everyone at Shawshank is "innocent", and just had "a lawyer fuck them". Truer words ever spoken. Good movie. Let him go.

Anonymous said...

Go home? He no longer has a home. He is getting better medical care than he deserves. His wife divorced him. His kids are probably broke due to his schemes. Stay where you are and keep your mouth closed. You no longer have the membership at CCofJ. Remember that song by Bob Hope, “thanks for the memories”.

Anonymous said...

What a narcissist-

Anonymous said...

apparently post conviction relief motions were not factored into his contract when he hired counsel. that's why he's proceeding pro se. hey, it doesn't cost anything to ask.

Anonymous said...

What a baby back bitch!

Anonymous said...

It costs the government(taxpayers) something to respond.

Albert Schweitzer said...

Is prison supposed to be a healthy, safe, and fun place like say, a country club? Or is it a place where those who misbehave so badly that they are banished there so as not to associate with almost everyone else?

Only in less rational places like new york city do they release felons back into "society" to avoid the chance of catching the wuhan chinese virus.

Serious re-thinking is needed.

Anonymous said...

''life without a $90,000 extended cab pickup, yeti coolers, and costa sunglasses is just unbearable. ed cates got to wear his sunglasses in prison . why can't i ''?

Anonymous said...

Bless his heart. This reminds me of the line by the preacher in "Blazing Saddles": "Son, you're on your own!"


Anonymous said...

What an Oxford worm....too many of them to count.

Anonymous said...

If this guy gets a early release then there truly is two justice systems in America. (actually, there are two regardless of what happens to Lamar).

Regardless, this guy needs to stay in jail and if he is let out early then someone is getting paid off.

Anonymous said...

Isn't he just as likely to contract coronavirus in prison as outside of prison? 50/50 chance. either you contract it or you don't.

Thirty Days In The Hole, Boy said...

McHenry will sponsor his release and has a spare bedroom. After all, it was Lamar's testimony that allowed McHenry to escape justice.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Covid 19 stuff. Does anybody remember that one time we had people go crazy and they would accuse people of "wanting people to die" and if they saw somebody not wearing a mask they'd be like this

Oh those were some crazy times

Anonymous said...

What is an Oxford worm and what does it have to do with this post?

Anonymous said...

@12:28 PM
An Oxford Worm is a brain parasite that infects people who either got some sort of joke degree from a cow college or wish their GED was a degree from a cow college. This parasite slowly consumes their brain for their entire life and only goes dormant when the victim needs legal or medical help.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Oxford, I am pretty sure Ole Miss will not welcome him after repaying all of Lamar’s generous gifts.

Anonymous said...

11:38 - Lighten up Francis.

The Bureau of Prisons has ruled against this motion by Adams.

The Dept of Justice has filed papers against this move by Adams.

The only person so far identified as supporting this idea is --- Adams.

There is no evidence, hint, or droplet of an idea of anybody 'getting paid'.

Understand that you are one of those that believes that's how all of government works, but please come back with a little more basis for it before you start spreading your crap.

Anonymous said...

Was Brent Alexander finally let go from Baker? I don't see him listed anymore on the website.

Anonymous said...

1:21- Reading comprehension must not be one of your stronger skills. 11:38 starts with "If this guy".

The point was that this guy could only get out of jail early if someone were getting paid.

Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, but since we are talking about Oxford...is the best y'all could grow with the beer showers in the outfield is a 3rd pick in the draft? Good thing Bianco got that participation trophy for coach of the year after 17 games. Hopefully his talent is rewarded with a contract extension and a salary increase.

Carry out about the new age Dicky Scruggs.

Anonymous said...

McHenry might be the only person associated with this scam as a buyer or agent who would have enough money left to get him out. He had better hurry, because he will not have it long when they finally run it down. McHenry wrote an impassioned plea which can be read under madisontimber website.

Anonymous said...

Can you blame him.

Anonymous said...

Man, you folks are hard-asses. Give the poor man a chance. I say he should absolutely get compassionate release and so should all criminals currently held in prisons...just as soon as he and the rest of them compassionately uncommit all of the crimes they committed. They will then be free to walk out of prison just like they had never committed any crimes. I mean, that's not only a fair deal but it seems...compassionate, too.

1:21's reading comprehension is fine said...

@3:41 - I have no reading comprehension failures. I read exactly what was said.

My point was, is, and was stated - there are some folks who believe that government employees (be they political appointees or career non-political grunts) get paid off for doing things improperly or in this case illegally. That's not how government generally works, and there is nothing involved in this case to evoke such a comment. In fact, everything that is occurring is exactly to the opposite.

Do officials sometimes do things illegal for wrong reasons? Absolutely. And when they do, they should be called out.

But, when the system is operating as it should, people (career, political and other employees) are doing their job as it should be done there is no reason to imply that they would possibly do otherwise.

No reading comprehension education needed.

Anonymous said...

The worm comment is to remind everybody how many shysters that draft on "who they know" from there - and that keep coming out of Oxford. They engage in this despicable type of behavior, yet are for some reason "proud" of their relationship to the racist institution. You know it is true. Couldn't care less about the other school.

Anonymous said...

I nominate the commentator at 5:17 to be a board member, hell maybe even an officer, of Empower MS. Gilbert, Lee et.al. should all move over and get some more help with their effort to turn loose criminals (they put a lot of emphasis on the term "non-violent") and lower their tax burden of paying for their incarceration.

Let's ask them about the Lamar Adams issue - his was "non-violent". And since he didn't bilk any of those folks out of any of their millions, I'm sure they would welcome Lamar back into society, joining them at the bar at CCJ, and surely have a place for him on their Board.

Turn him loose - he has lots of ideas that could be shared with us on the art of the deal.

Anonymous said...

In light of the current climate of the country Lamar Adams is a political prisoner.

Free Lam Lam, until it’s backwards!

Anonymous said...

dang, we so need a "like" button on JJ

Anonymous said...

If you don't resist arrest, you won't be killed by the police. If you don't fuck people over and commit crimes, you won't go to jail.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Alexander frequently spotted driving his convertible Mercedes around while wearing a pimp hat. Thanks Dave.

Anonymous said...

in the opening paragraph of this thread adams list site a few ''ailments''. this is how it works folks. adams had all those ailments the entire time he was out on the street scamming people for millions. when he got sent to prison those ailments went along with him.
could somebody please explain to me how he could run a very complex and elaborate fraud scheme despite all those ailments, but he just cant serve federal prison time with those same ailments?

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