Robert Craddock sentenced to 6 months jail
Despite pleading to be spared any jail time just over a week ago, Robert Craddock has been sentenced to six months in prison.
The sentence is in connection to two counts of wire fraud, which Craddock plead guilty to back in June.
In addition to spending six months in jail and a supervised release of three years, upon finishing his jail time Craddock (right) is required to ‘serve 15 days at the Brevard County Work Farm’.
As per a News13 report from 2013, workers at the farm ‘grow vegetables, pick them and ship it to the jail.‘
They live at home, go to work, but also come there to serve out their sentence.
“They are able to come out here during their normal days off from their regular jobs, do their farm time, which we hope serves as a deterrent from committing future crimes,” said Cpl. Jay Moffitt with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Craddock is also required to return $117,700 to Gulf Coast Claims Facility as restitution.
The sentence itself does appear to be reduced, with Craddock’s crime warranting an advisory sentence recommendation of 12 to 18 months.
Craddock’s attorneys had instead asked he be given five years probation, claiming prison time would place his ‘promise to always be there for his wife of 25 years in jeopardy‘.
Following ten days after a Notification of Designation is issued, Craddock will have to present himself to prison authorities.
A fourteen day to appeal window is available, but I’m tipping won’t be utilized.
Footnote: Our thanks to Don@ASDUpdates for providing a copy of the October 27th court filing, “Judgement as to Robert Lee Craddock”.