Korbe's efforts in prison are 'not exceptional,' U.S. Attorney's Office says
An Indiana Township woman's motion for early release from the prison term she's serving for killing a federal agent is “plainly frivolous,” the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.
Christina Korbe, 44, who is representing herself, filed a motion Sept. 20 claiming that her “exceptional” efforts to rehabilitate herself warrant a reduction in the 15 years and 10 months she's serving for the Nov. 19, 2008, killing of FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Rivetti said in the government's response that Korbe doesn't meet any of the four criteria, such as advanced age, for consideration for early release and that her achievements are routine. Taking some courses, finishing a drug-abuse counseling program and finishing the Bureau of Prison's walk/run program should not shave any time off her sentence, he said.
“While these accomplishments are to be encouraged, they are not exceptional,” he said.
When Korbe pleaded guilty in January 2011 to killing Hicks, she agreed to her sentence and that plea agreement bars her from seeking a sentence reduction, Rivetti said.
His response asks U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry to declare that Korbe's motion is frivolous and deny it.
Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-325-4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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