U.S.A. v. Ettu, Crim. No. 18-490 (U.S.D.C.). The defendant, a systems analyst, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud by trading on insider information given to him by a tipster at Goldman Sachs, Although the sentencing guidelines called for a 12-18 month sentence of imprisonment, Ms. Lefeber presented compelling evidence in mitigation and convinced the Court to grant a downward variance based upon important factors such as her client’s excellent employment record, military service and good family relationships.