Bodybuilding Defendant Freed!

Bodybuilding Defendant Freed!

Bodybuilding supplement mogul Aaron Singerman was freed after serving less than one-fifth of the already light sentence he received for pleading guilty in November 2021. Following his acceptance of the plea deal, Singerman was arrested on boating under the influence charges which caused his bond to be revoked. Singerman was to serve 5yrs, instead of potentially serving 13 years if found guilty under the multiple-count federal indictment. Once in prison, Singerman’s sentence then reduced from 54 months to 36 months. With that initial post-conviction reduction, Aaron should have been released in 2024. Apparently he received yet another prison reduction, which is what gave him his freedom in December 2022. That means that Singerman didn’t even do 20% of his original plea deal’s sentence. And what’s more, it seems that he may also not have to do the 3yrs of supervised release his plea deal required.

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Although most thought the government had an airtight case, had Aaron and PJ gone the distance, the trial would have taken as much as a year or two to conclude. They both had solid defense teams and would have forced the government to fight tooth and nail for their convictions. This would have expended time and resources and although 95% of federal prosecutions of this type usually result in victory, there have been defendants who have been able to prevail. This is why when Singerman had the chance to ditch Braun – even at the 11th hour.- he was able to do so. Mind you, other co-defendants had already become state witnesses, but Singerman’s testimony was still very much necessary. The fact he was given a plea deal that late in the game suggests to me the defense could have mounted a significant last stand that the government preferred to avoid. While Aaron is a free man, today, PJ remains in federal custody. The hope is that he may see his freedom in 2023 or 2024, but that’s all speculative. What’s not speculative is that Aaron Singerman will spend the 2022 holidays as a free man.

It would be very interesting to look in the file on inmate 19761-104 and see if he helped put down a prison riot, saved the warden’s life, or spearheaded ministries to make prisoners do good throughout the facility he was held at. My guess is we won’t find any of that. So how did Singerman get not one, but two reductions?

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Aaron may have taken benefit from sentencing guideline changes, humanitarian efforts like compassionate release, and/or good behavior. He may also have agreed to cooperate. Since everything is under seal we simply don’t know anything for sure. Only time will tell.