We do not have any information about the inmate (name, etc.) so whatever we offer herein is just a guess. In the federal system, the inmates MUST serve 85% of their time. There are two possible exceptions.
One, if this person is a cooperating witness or offers substantial assistance in another case that results in the incarceration of other individuals, he could get as much as 50% off his sentence. This would not happen until the other individuals were sentenced and incarcerated.
The other is RDAP - the Residential Drug Abuse Program. Inmates that complete the 9-month course get 12 months off their sentence with a guarantee of 6 months of halfway house. There is nothing we know of that will get someone off 70% of their sentence, not in the federal system. Additionally, there is no parole in the federal system.
Our opinion is that if the government got a forfeiture order granted by the judge, there is nothing left and he probably owes an amount he'll never be able to pay in several lifetimes. Any property in his name or in the name of a nominee he controls will be found and seized too - especially if he's telling others he has these "hidden assets".
He will do about 8 1/2 years with 3 years of supervised release. When these 11 1/2 years are completed he might be allowed to move to Italy.
Accepted Answer Date Created: September 19,2015