The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn’t have an average man’s life expectancy because he’s 5-foot-9 and weighs 273 pounds. For that reason, the attorney wrote, it’s not right to make him serve 6 years and four months in prison. Fallgatter wrote that the prison term could translate to 61% of Donaldson’s remaining time on earth. Donaldson was sentenced last week in Tampa for his part of peddling an offshore tax shelter that cost the IRS an estimated $10 million. (Read More: TampaBay.com)
People on the run from the law should probably slow it down and walk their way to a Krispy Kreme.