United States District Court, S.D. New York
W. SWEET U.S.D.J.
January 29, 2015, Mona Soliman ("Defendant" or
"Soliman") pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit
wire fraud. Based on the conclusions set forth below, Soliman
will be sentenced to 33 months' imprisonment followed by
three (3) years' supervised release, subject to the
scheduled sentencing hearing on July 7, 2017.
is named in a one-count information filed in the Southern
District of New York on October 30, 2013. Count One charges
that from November 2004 to June 2007, in the Southern
District of New York and elsewhere, Soliman, along with co-
defendants Ryan Knights ("Knights") and Jordan
Kapchan ("Kapchan"), conspired together and with
others to violate 18 U.S.C. § 1343 by causing
fraudulently obtained loan funds to be transferred via
interstate wires, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.
was arrested on October 30, 2014, and on January 29, 2015,
she appeared before the Honorable Sarah Netburn and allocuted
to her criminal conduct as charged in Count One.
is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6, 2017.
accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in
United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), and
the Second Circuit's decision in United States v.
Crosby, 397 F.3d 103 (2d Cir. 2005), the sentence to be
imposed was reached through consideration of all of the
factors identified in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), including the
Advisory Guidelines. Thus, the sentence to be imposed here is
the result of a consideration of:
(1) the nature and circumstances of the offense and the
history and characteristics of the defendant;
(2) the need for the sentence imposed -
(A) to reflect the seriousness of the offense, to promote
respect for the law, and to provide just punishment for the
(B) to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct;
(C) to protect the public from further crimes of the
(D) to provide the defendant with needed educational or
vocational training, medical care, or other correctional
treatment in the most effective manner;
(3) the kinds of sentences available;
(4) the kinds of sentence and the sentencing range
established for -
(A) the applicable category of offense committed by the
applicable category of defendant as set forth in the
guidelines . . .;
(5) any pertinent policy statement [issued by the Sentencing
(6) the need to avoid unwarranted sentence disparities among
defendants with similar records who have been found guilty ...