So, the perpetrator of all of those e-mails from Nigeria asking us to take their millions in cash has been given “at least” four years in jail. That sounds good to me, he no doubt deserves it.
But wait one!
I’ve just finished reading Helen Garner’s book “Joe Cinque’s Consolation” where the girlfiend of Joe Cinque, Anu Singh, received ten years for his murder but had to serve “at least” four years. Singh was released from prison after four years. Four years for drugging her boyfriend with Rohypnol and then administering a lethal dose of heroin while he was out cold. The first times she tried it she failed, so over a period of a week she continued until Joe Cinque was dead. Anu Singh was not quite right in the head, everybody could see that. The judge could see it because he ruled that she had “diminished responsibilty” and sentenced her accordingly.
So let me see, four years for spam and fraud and four years for murder (reduced to manslaughter of course). Seems fair - not.