Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the Times Square bomb attempt, pleaded guilty June 21 to using weapons of mass destruction - a plea that could mean he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
"Well, it's obvious by not having a lawyer, he could not precondition his cooperation," says Stan Twardy, a former US attorney for Connecticut and now a partner at Day Pitney LLP.
Although federal guidelines indicate a life sentence for Shahzad, that might depend on what prosecutors told him to get him to cooperate, Mr. Twardy says. "The devil is in the details," says the former prosecutor. "But no matter what, he will get a significant sentence. You don't want to send the message that if you tried to kill hundreds, if not more, but got caught and cooperated, you don't get so much jail time."
Sentencing is set for Oct. 5, but that can always be delayed if Shahzad continues to cooperate, says Twardy.
On March 26, D.C. Counsel Steven Cash will be featured on live webinar, "When Congress Comes Calling: Unique Rights and Wrongs for Oversight and Investigation Targets," presented by the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF).
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Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Steven Cash authored an analysis article, "What to Do When a Client Receives a Subpoena From Congress," published by the New York Law Journal.
On February 5, partners Dan Wenner and Jed Davis will present a webinar, "Cybersecurity Incident Report: Applying Reason And Rigor To Control Chaos," produced by PLAC (formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council).
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "Manager Data in Peril from Growing Cyber Threats," published by FundFire, a Financial Times news service for professionals working in the high net worth and institutional investment management industry.
Stan Twardy appeared live on the RNN-TV program "Richard French Live," a nightly news talk show.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Five Tantalizing Questions About Mueller's Investigation," published by The Hill.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Rule Change Sharpens Dem Investigations into Trump," published by The Hill.