Okay, I think we got one wrong here. The sentence the feds are requesting for phone-jammer James Tobin is well below the statutory maximum for the offense. But the prosecutors are apparently asking for a longer sentence than the federal sentencing guidelines would dictate.
I haven't been able to confirm this myself yet. But a number of TPM Lawyer Readers have chimed in to this effect. And their unanimity suggests to me that they're correct.
We'll get up more details on this
on Muckraker. But I didn't want to let this error stand. Here's the government sentencing memorandum
itself for those of you who'd like to peruse.