Joe Flood: Downward Departure in Federal ISIS Case

On July 15, Sheldon, Flood & Haywood partner Joe Flood obtained a 138 month downward departure from the sentencing guidelines in United States v. Farrokh, a case alleging an attempt by the defendant to join ISIS. The sentence came after months of pre-trial advocacy and a compelling mitigation argument that the court accepted, over the government’s objection.

Read more: 8.5-year prison sentence for Virginia man who planned to join ISIS (Washington Post)