On January 17th, after sentencing, Defense attorney F. Montgomery Brown told reporters Sorenson wouldn't appeal the ruling. "He'll take it like a man." Brown said. Two weeks later, Sorensen notified the court he was appealing his sentence to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sorenson got up to 15 months in a federal slammer for violation of federal election law and obstruction of justice; he had copped a plea, ratting out Ron Paul operatives who secretly and illegally funneled $73,000 his way to persuade him to quit Michele Bachmann's campaign and join theirs.)
U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt called the former Republican lawmaker's crimes "the definition of political corruption. Sorenson's family begged to disagree:
...members of Sorenson's family became visibly upset and angry. "Are you happy now?" one of his sisters said to reporters in the courtroom when Pratt made his ruling. Two women who identified themselves as Sorenson's daughters shouted obscenities at journalists waiting outside the building to speak with their father, and one attempted to block a television camera with her body as Sorenson exited.We've posted about Sorenson before, here and here: