The Cincinnati.com is reporting that Ron Weinland is two days away from finding his sorry ass sitting jail for up to five years. Weinland's own attorneys say Weinland's reputation has been permanently damaged. Because he has been publicly ridiculed he only deserves to serve 2 1/2 years instead of 5.
“No one who has witnessed the highly public destruction and ridicule visited upon Mr. Weinland and his family will be tempted to engage in similar conduct,” Coffman wrote in his argument for a lesser sentence. “The indictment in 2011 brought increased media scrutiny and public contempt and significantly damaged his reputation.”
200 of his brainwashed followers have written to the judge asking for leniency. Weinerdude supposedly has helped them recover from drug addiction and has helped them financially.
Nearly 200 followers from as far away as Australia, South Africa and Canada have written U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves asking for leniency for their spiritual leader. While the names of letter-writers were redacted, many wrote that Weinland helped them overcome drug additions or provided them with financial assistance.
Weinerdude wants all of us who have ridiculed him and mocked him to know he prays for us.
Weinland also addressed his conviction on the website. “We are to pray for those who have engaged in activities against us, who have participated in ridicule and shown disdain toward us,” he wrote. “We are to be of a forgiving attitude and remember we were once in those shoes and God has forgiven us.”
Weinerdude claimed religious persecution while the court trial was going on. The prosecution called him a liar and said this was never about religious persecution. It was all about his lying and embezzlement.
You can read the entire article here: Doomsday 'prophet' awaits sentence: Weinland faces up to 5 years in prison for federal tax evasion
At trial, Weinland’s defense team implied the church leader was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. It is a claim McBride denies.
“His assertion is baseless,” McBride wrote.
“It was Weinland at trial who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion.”