No, he pleaded guilty to mishandling government documents in exchange for a 5 year sentence.
When you take a plea deal, it’s not because you weren’t guilty of a more serious crime; it’s because you are hoping for a lighter sentence-—and the alternative if you go to trial on the more serious crime could be much worse.
Apparently he didn’t want to face a jury on the more serious charges he could have been charged with.
Pollard rolled the dice and the judge saw it as more serious than the five year sentence he was hoping for—but it was his choice.
The questions you keep bringing up have to do with his trial and sentencing as though that mattered now. That ship has sailed.
What should be discussed is whether he’d return to prison after a short compassionate parole. If he thinks he was treated unfairly in his trial—and has supporters in Israel’s government—then he probably is a flight risk.
Are you ready to see a fight with Israel over him if he refuses to return and hides out there? Want to put Israel on the spot with the proclivity for anti-Israeli behavior in this administration?
Israel hasn’t started a war over that poor soldier that was captured by the Palestinians and has been illegally held for years. Why? Because one man’s life sometimes has to take a back seat to the considerations of national interest and politics.
HAHAHA! So he accepted a plea bargain and this makes him a hero? I suppose OJ is a saint to you as well.