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New York City Man Sentenced For Failing To Surrender To Serve Federal Prison Sentence

May 2, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on April 29, 2013, Joseph Manor, 36, of New York City, was sentenced to a term of 14 months in federal prison after he pled guilty to failing to surrender to serve a previously imposed federal prison sentence. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, sitting in Burlington, Vermont, also ordered that Manor serve a one-year term of supervised release following his prison sentence.

According to court documents, on December 15, 2011, Manor pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone and hydrocodone. Manor’s controlled substance offense took place in a motel in Colchester, Vermont. On April 5, 2012, Judge Sessions sentenced Manor to serve 18 months in federal prison for the controlled substance offense. Judge Sessions did not order Manor to begin serving his sentence immediately, but instead permitted him to self-surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on May 8, 2012. Judge Sessions subsequently granted Manor’s request to extend the self-surrender date to June 12, 2012.

On May 29, 2012, Manor was charged in New York City with a number of controlled substance offenses. Those charges remain pending. On June 12, 2012, Manor failed to self-surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to serve his federal sentence. The U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Manor on December 3, 2012.

Manor faced a maximum of 10 years in prison for his failure to surrender conviction. Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, Manor’s recommended term of imprisonment was between 8 and 14 months. In determining that a 14-month term of imprisonment was appropriate, Judge Sessions considered, among other factors, the seriousness of Manor’s offense. Judge Sessions also ordered that Manor’s 14-month sentence run consecutively to Manor’s original 18-month sentence.

The United States Attorney commended the U.S. Marshals for their hard work in finding and apprehending Manor. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Timothy C. Doherty, Jr. The defendant is represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels.

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