Mr. Sanabria was charged with cargo theft, which included stealing merchandise valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mr. Sanabria was a long-haul trucker who was charged with other truckers, many of whom were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences.
Mr. Seitles argued that Mr. Sanabria’s role in the offense was limited and that he did not profit in the sale of the merchandise. He also did not sell the stolen merchandise or participate in the actual theft. He explained that Mr. Sanabria had no prior criminal record, a strong employment history, and that he was unsophisticated and naive.
The Judge sentenced Mr. Sanabria to five years probation.