Stephen J. Flemmi was sentenced on January 27, 2004. He had been charged with several murders among them the murder of two young women with whom he had sexual relations; one was his step daughter and the other a young, attractive woman who was his girlfriend from the time she was 17 years old. He murdered his step daughter because as a result of his abuse of her as a young girl she could not confront life other than blotting out the memory of it through the use of drugs and becoming a sexual victim who was embarrassing him; he murdered his girlfriend because she wanted to have a better life than being abused by a criminal having found another man who she fell in love with and was leaving to join him. The girlfriend’s sister probably also became a victim on him.
According to the Clerk’s Notes here is his sentence:
Counts 1sss and 2sss: LIFE. Counts 3sss, 5sss, 27sss and 28sss: 240 months to be served. Counts 29sss, 31sss, 32sss, 33sss, 41sss and 44sss: 120 months to be served. Counts 30sss and 47sss: 60 months to be served, all to be served concurrently. (As you know when a sentence is served concurrently it doesn’t amount to anything.)
Count 36sss: 60 months to be served; Count 37sss: 120 months to be served; Count 38sss: 360 months to be served, concurrently to each other and consecutively to terms imposed on Counts 1-3, 5, 27-33, 41, 44 and 47.
Supervised Release for 5 years on Counts 1 and 2, and 3 years on Counts 3, 5, 27-33, 41, 44 and 47, all such terms to run concurrently. Special Conditions of Supervised Release: 1. deft. shall not purchase or possess a firearm or any other dangerous weapon; 2. deft. shall pay a Special Assessment of $1550. Court enters Order of Forfeiture previously entered by the Court as part of the criminal judgment. AUSA’s Wyshak, Kelly and Owyang were present for the Government (my emphasis)
As I read it Flemmi got life and 240 months; then another 120 months following the life and 240 months. I’m not sure that life means life because there’s talk about him being on “supervised release for 5 years.” How that will happen is somewhat baffling especially along with the life he has 240 months plus 120 months to be served which totals to 360 months or 30 years.
Flemmi was born in 1934 which means at the time he was sentenced in 2004 he was 70-years-old. He had been in prison since 1995. So assuming life doesn’t mean life, and assuming you count the time in prison from 1995, he’d be eligible to be paroled around 2025 at the age of 90-years-old.
He made the deal to do this time by pleading guilty so he could avoid the death penalty in Florida and Oklahoma. It was also a good deal for him because he was allowed to keep half of the property he owned at the time. As part of the deal, he agreed to testify against Whitey Bulger.
But there is something very strange here that I cannot figure out. He has not gone to prison. You get that, he is not in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. You can Google the prison locator and put in his name and you’ll see that they have him listed under a number but not in any of their facilities. That has been the case since at least 2011.
I have to guess he is in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls; they, as you know, run the witness protection program. So for all we know Stephen Flemmi is living large despite all his murders under another name at the expense of us taxpayers.
I’ve written before how the only thing I can compare him to is a benji ditch because of his vileness. To think he is being given a special deal by the Department of Justice and may be a free man is enough to turn one’s stomach especially when you consider all the other presents that have been given out to murderers by the DOJ in the case.
What makes it even more astonishing is that former FBI agent John Connolly who never murdered anyone. He has been in prison longer than any of the people who did many murders. Connolly was doing what he was charged to do which is to operate top echelon informants. These hardened criminals in order to save their skins and to ingratiate themselves with a prosecutor turned on him. That this could happen in America where multi-murderers walk the street freely with the connivance of prosecutors and cops is beyond belief.