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NEWARK OHIO -- A Newark man convicted of running a mortgage-fraud scheme wants a judge to release him from prison after serving less than half of his four-and-a-half-year sentence.
Harry Blausey, 69, claimed he would negotiate with victims' mortgage companies to avoid defaulting on their home debts. He then rented out the properties -- sometimes to the homeowner -- but did not successfully arrange short sales. He was convicted of 26 felony counts after a weeklong trial.
Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Marcelain denied a request Blausey made shortly after his conviction to be placed in a state program that would have allowed him early release. Marcelain denied another request for judicial release in February.
In his most recent request, Blausey's attorney, Daniel Arnold, wrote that prison had a profound impact on his client and impressed on him the need to fully comply with the law, according to the motion filed Dec. 3. All but one of the civil lawsuits filed against Blausey have been settled.
Licking County Assistant Prosecutor asked Marcelain to deny Blausey's request, writing that releasing him would demean the seriousness of the crimes and would not adequately punish him, according to court records.
Robert Paisola Responds:
Judge Thomas Marcelain,
We know that you will do the right thing. You are a great man and this data is essential, as we know that Duke Frost nor Ken Oswalt will take time to get this to you!
It is required that "The Court shall impose a sentence that is sufficient, but not greater than necessary to comply with the purposes set forth in paragraph two." Paragraph two provides these factors "A, to reflect the seriousness of the offense, to promote respect for the law, and to provide just punishment for the offense; B: To afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct C: To protect the public from further crimes of the Defendant; an D; to provide the defendant with the needed educational training , medical care or other correctional treatment in the most effective manner"
Put another way, it has been mandated that a sentencing court must impose a sentence that is sufficient but no greater than necessary to comply with the sentencing guidelines in this case. This statute clearly recognized a defendants liberty because it is a clear violation of the statute to impose a sentence that is harsher than necessary than to comply with the law. It also recognizes the importance of public safety by requiring that the sentence be sufficient to accomplish the purposes of punishment, deterrence and protection of the public.
The Supreme Court has also clearly stated that there must no be a disparity in the sentencing process, or the sentencing review process as we are faced with in the Blausey case.
The Finding of Judge Branstool that Defendant Joe McClain had completed a "sentence that is sufficient but no greater than necessary to comply with the sentencing guidelines in this case. This statute recognized a defendants right to liberty because it is a clear violation of the statute to impose a sentence necessary than to comply with the law. The McClain ruling sets the bar for the BLAUSEY Case, as Blausey Has not only made restitution to said victims, but has spent more time in a custodial setting than McCLAIN, causing a very clear sentencing disparity. Have you EVER heard Duke Frost or Licking County Ohio Prosecutor Ken Oswalt recommend release?
The Robert Paisola Innocence Project
Gary Mohr named Ohio prisons chief
Thank You Mr. Mohr for looking into this fraud!
Mohr will take over for current director Ernie Moore, of Sabina, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Ted Strickland in January 2010. Although from Sabina, Moore had once worked at Chillicothe Correctional Institution and took over for retiring director Terry Collins, of Chillicothe, who had been director since 2006.
Mohr's career in corrections began as a teacher at Marion Correctional Institution in 1974. He then was a liaison officer, classification supervisor and director of staff development and training and assistant chief of personnel until becoming the assistant warden at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in 1984 and later the warden from 1997 to 2000. In between his stints at CCI, Mohr was warden at Ross Correctional Institution from 1986 to 1991, deputy director of the ODRC from 1991 to 1992 and deputy director and superintendent for the Ohio Department of Youth Services from 2002 to 2005.
Mohr also has experience working with the governor's office from the early 1990s when he was director of the governor's Office of Criminal Justice. While director, Mohr chaired the task force on gun violence, chaired the investigation into the Lucasville riot, and initiated funding for several day reporting centers as alternative sentencing options.
In recent years, Mohr was the managing director at Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and a CEO of his own consulting business, Mohr Correctional Insight. CCA was founded in 1983 and was the first private sector provider of detention and corrections services to federal, state and local governments, according to its Web site.
Former ODRC director Richard Seiter, who served under Gov. Dick Celeste from 1983 to 1988, is CCA's current executive vice president and chief corrections officer, and one CCA board member, Donna Alvarado, currently sits on the Ohio Board of Regents and is vice chair of the governor's Workforce Policy Board.