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June 19, 2007

Meet the Beatles ... at sentencing

Thanks to CrimProf, I saw this amusing article, entitled "Judge cites 42 Beatles songs to teach beer thief a lesson," about a recent sentencing with a beat.  Here are the basics:

The judge sentencing a Beatles-loving beer thief quoted 42 of the band's song titles in his verdict.  Andrew McCormack, 20, was asked to recommend to a US court what his sentence should be for stealing beer.  He wrote: "Like the Beetles say, Let It Be."

But his cheeky quip did not impress Gregory Todd, a 56-year-old district court judge in Montana.  In a sentencing memorandum Judge Todd first corrected McCormack's misspelling and then gave the defendant a lesson in The Beatles discography.

June 19, 2007 at 06:20 PM | Permalink


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