Phony 5-Hour Energy Middleman Angles For No Jail

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A Southern California man who admitted to being a go-between in a scheme to counterfeit millions of bottles of 5-Hour Energy urged a federal judge to give him a no-jail sentence Wednesday, saying he was unaware his actions were illegal until midway through.

Leslie Roman, 63, asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for a probationary sentence instead of the more than three years in jail prosecutors have pushed. Roman was one of 11 defendants charged with a scheme to, at first, relabel bottles of the drink...
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