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Typically, a plea is made to secure a lesser punishment. The benefit to the prosecution of securing a guilty plea to sedition is that it can now be used against bigger fish as BM has suggested.
Good Lord, but you are predictable.

I am sure Mr. Bertino looked at the charges and evidence against him and decided to plead to the most serious charge. None of that "plead to a lesser charge" stuff that typically (always?) occurs.
 

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Good Lord, but you are predictable.

I am sure Mr. Bertino looked at the charges and evidence against him and decided to plead to the most serious charge. None of that "plead to a lesser charge" stuff that typically (always?) occurs.
My sure he took the deal that offered him the least punishment.
 

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Good Lord, but you are predictable.

I am sure Mr. Bertino looked at the charges and evidence against him and decided to plead to the most serious charge. None of that "plead to a lesser charge" stuff that typically (always?) occurs.
Here is the plea agreement for this case. Interestingly, he pled to a possible 20-year sentence, but the contract states his offense-level punishment is rated at 27, which will earn him a penalty of 51 to 63 months in prison (page 4).

Edit to add: The judge is not bound by this contract and can impose the complete sentence at will.
 

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Typically, a plea is made to a lesser charge.

In offering a plea for a charge such as sedition, one must be concerned about the alternative, eh?
A plea can also be offered as a means to avoid a drawn out trial process in return for a reduced sentence, not necessarily for dropping a more serious charge.
 

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