These are the words which I spoke to the judge just before he sentenced me to six months in prison, a year of probation, and a $1000 fine, in 2003.
Your Honor: I am here before you because I violated a law. Fort Benning Georgia I cut a lock and injured federal property.
I committed a criminal act, and I take full responsibility for that act. I am a criminal. I understand that Your Honor has received a number of letters pleading leniency on my behalf. I want you to understand that I am not here before you to shirk punishment.