United States of America
United States District Court
District Court of Massachusetts
Criminal Action - Judge Trial Demanded
United States Attorney: Michael J. Sullivan
Assistant US Attorney: Mark J. Balthazard
Defendant Attorney: Martin K. Leppo
Leppo & Leppo
15 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
Defendent Expert Witness: Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, co-Founder
Program in Psychiatry & the Law
96 Larchwood Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138
Departing downward from the applicable guideline sentencing range of
15-21 months to a sentence of 2 years probation with the first 6
months to be served in home confinement. The Courts stated ground
for departure was a finding that defendant suffered from diminished
Dr. Harold Bursztajn testified that defendant suffered from diminished
capacity and complex PTSD (vs. simple PTSD) which often presents itself
in compulsive self-destructive behavior.