Gallison reportedly asks for maximum of three years in prison
Disgraced former legislator is scheduled to be sentenced for 9 felonies Friday
Former state Rep. Raymond Gallison has asked for a maximum sentence of three years in prison, according to paperwork filed in federal court, turnto10.com reports.
Mr. Gallison is scheduled to be sentenced for multiple felonies Friday at 2 p.m. If he receives the maximum sentence consecutively for his multiple crimes, he would face 111 years in prison and pay a $1.8 million fine.
Attorney Anthony Traini reportedly asked the court to consider the fact that Mr. Gallison has cooperated with the U.S. attorney's investigation and made restitution for a portion of the money he stole. The former chairman of the House Finance Committee pleaded guilty in March to nine felonies, including aggravated identity theft, mail fraud, wire fraud (four counts) and federal tax violations (three counts) for under-reporting his income and assisting with the filing of a false tax document.
Federal prosecutor Dulce Donovan laid out the case against him, telling Judge William Smith that Mr. Gallison stole a total of $677,957 from the estate of Barrington resident Ray Medley, who died in 2012 and assigned Mr. Gallison to execute his estate, and another disabled person for whom he served as trustee.
Mr. Gallison also used Mr. Medley's credit card to buy personal items, transferred money into his own personal account, sold personal items to a Fall River pawn shop, and sold a car to a "family member" and kept the money. He also filed false tax returns that failed to account for his ill-gotten gains, and assisted an associate in doing the same.
In addition to his upcoming sentence, Mr. Gallison was ordered to make full restitution to the estate, much of which was inteded for non-profit organizations in Warren and Barrington. He had previously returned more than $500,000 in stocks. On March 9, he paid the remaining $162,000.