Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gons Nachman Has a Date with the Judge

Gons G. Nachman, Esq., will be sentenced on July 11, according to this U.S. Department of Justice press release.

The release had a bit of information I hadn't seen before, and which explains the basis for the charge that Nachman had misused his Diplomatic passport.

Nachman also pleaded guilty to misusing his U.S. diplomatic passport by using it for personal travel to Brazil in November 2007 after he had been removed from that country by the U.S. Ambassador

So, it looks like he was expelled from post shortly after being interviewed by DS agents in September, 2007, then returned a few weeks later, probably to pick up his girl-friend/fiancee with whom he then traveled to Costa Rica to finagle her a visa before returning to the U.S.

Nachman could be sent away to prison for about 10 years. Since friends of his evidently read this blog, I heartily recommend that one of them send him this handy 92-page guide to doing time in a Federal prison. Except that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons does not permit conjugal visits, he should find the experience tolerable. Unless he simply can't resist getting naked in inappropriate surroundings, he ought to earn some time off his sentence for good behavior and could be released just before his 50th birthday.

1 comment:

diplopundit said...

Thanks TSB for keeping track of this saga. You'd think that an FSO would know enough not to use the diplomatic passport to the place where he was not/or was no longer accredited. Haven't heard of the regular passport? Although I've seen a case where an ex-spouse of an FSO continued using her dip passport until she was also apprehended.