Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gilbert Arenas Sentenced Bullet Probation in Gun Case

Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr. born January 6, 1982 is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association NBA. He is currently under contract with the Washington Wizards as a point guard and shooting guard.

Gilbert Arenas

Morin said Arenas was remorseful for his role in a December locker room confrontation and "basically a good person" before he sentenced Arenas to 30 days in a halfway house and two years supervised probation. Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a single felony count of possessing a gun without a license, will also be required to serve 400 hours of community service, donate $5,000 to a victims of violent crimes fund and register as a gun offender in Washington.

"We are very gratified with the outcome of today's sentencing proceeding," Wainstein wrote. "Judge Morin's decision was fair and measured; it reflected a deep understanding of the relevant facts and equities; and it carefully took into account both the facts relating to Mr. Arenas' offense and the evidence of Mr. Arenas' good character. The result was a sentence that serves justice very well."

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas got a huge break today -- he won't be going to jail. Arenas was just sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house for his gun-wielding locker room confrontation last year with one of his Washington Wizards teammates. Prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh, had recommended that Arenas, who is suspended indefinitely, serve three months of incarceration, three years' probation and be required to do 300 hours of community service.

Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced on Friday to two years' probation for a gun-toting standoff in the NBA team's locker room. The judge showed leniency to Arenas, who avoided serving jail time after pleading guilty to felony weapons possession for bringing four guns to work.

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