California residents who are facing various types of federal criminal charges may also face longer sentences than they would have during the Obama administration. In 2013, Eric Holder, who was the attorney general at the time, issued a memo directing federal judges to limit mandatory minimum sentencing. The issue was that nonviolent offenders were facing long prison sentences, and that was costly for taxpayers.
A 47-year-old California woman has been charged with embezzling over $200,000 from the Lamont Public Utility District. The charges were announced during a press conference by the Kern County District Attorney's Office on April 25.
When you found out that you were facing criminal charges, the fact that the charges were on the federal level likely incited a new fear. These are very serious and can lead to time in the federal penitentiary.