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Chael Sonnen Sentenced to Probation, $10,000 Fine in Laundering Case

Onion2011-04-10 23:24:10 +0000 #1
Sounds like a slap on the wrist.

www.mmafighting.com/...-fine-in-laundering/

Chael Sonnen can finally start looking forward to the next phase of his life after a U.S. federal court handed down its penalty for a guilty plea stemming from a money laundering case.

U.S. attorney's office spokesperson Gerri Badden told MMA Fighting that Sonnen was sentenced to 24 months probation, a $10,000 fine, and forfeiture of his real estate license as the result of his Jan. 3 guilty plea.

In his plea, Sonnen admitted that he was part of a financial transaction that was conducted or designed to disguise the ownership of funds due to wire fraud. The charge had carried a possible fine of up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Loot2011-04-10 23:29:52 +0000 #2
Well there goes my dream of buying a house from Chael Sonnen.

Anyone know if Tim Sylvia's Playstation is still available?
Tallica19812011-04-10 23:35:49 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Onion

Sounds like a slap on the wrist.

www.mmafighting.com/...-fine-in-laundering/

Chael Sonnen can finally start looking forward to the next phase of his life after a U.S. federal court handed down its penalty for a guilty plea stemming from a money laundering case.

U.S. attorney's office spokesperson Gerri Badden told MMA Fighting that Sonnen was sentenced to 24 months probation, a $10,000 fine, and forfeiture of his real estate license as the result of his Jan. 3 guilty plea.

In his plea, Sonnen admitted that he was part of a financial transaction that was conducted or designed to disguise the ownership of funds due to wire fraud. The charge had carried a possible fine of up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Wow, and people think what Silva got was fair. 10K is nuts.
Onion2011-04-11 00:39:05 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Tallica1981

Wow, and people think what Silva got was fair. 10K is nuts.

This has nothing to due with MMA, lol. This was for his laundering case.
Haze2011-04-11 00:20:45 +0000 #5
really it's pretty typical. it's not like this was a huge multimillion $$ deal where it screwed over huge institutions and cost people jobs and lives. just glad that it's finally over with now.

now we can move on to how big a d!ck he is for doping for the next little while.. haha..
Best80smovieRAD2011-04-11 01:52:22 +0000 #6
He still has to work out his issue with the NSAC then we can talk about him fighting

Glad though that this is out of the way and he can focus on getting one more obstacle out of the way to continue fighting. We need more contenders in the middleweight division

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