Yesterday, a 24-year-old college student was sentenced to six months in prison for managing the prostitution business that former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer patronized, the exposure of which led to his resignation. Spitzer was not prosecuted for any crime, in light of the fact that he used no public funds to pay for his visits to prostitutes.
Cecil Suwal was not so lucky. Apparently, the six month sentence she received was something of a compromise between the two years of imprisonment sought by the prosecution and the recommendation from the court's probation office of a suspended sentence plus time on probation.
Katherine Franke nailed what was going on here: