Another interesting detail in the court document is the US government’s mention of a previous criminal conviction of Kendall Myers:
While the government is still researching the matter, it appears that, at least, Kendall Myers has a prior criminal record. Kendall Myers was convicted in December 1976 of negligent homicide in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, that conviction will count towards his criminal history score as it was imposed within 10 years of the defendant’s commencement of the instant criminal conduct on behalf of CuIS. See U.S.S.G.§ 4A1.2(e)(2).
I believe the date of the conviction is incorrect. In fact, it was in March 1977 that Myers was convicted of the “negligent homicide” of a girl of 16 he had killed in a November 1975 car accident.
The previous conviction is significant because it increases the range of the sentence Kendall Myers faces – and, therefore, also the possible leverage over him in terms of a plea deal.