Prosecutors in the criminal case against polo mogul John Goodman are asking Judge Jeffrey Colbath to sentence Goodman to 20 years in a state prison for the killing of 23-year-old motorist Scott Wilson!
In a pre-sentencing memo filed today, Assistant State Attorney Ellen Roberts writes that Goodman, 48, can only receive prison time for one of the two charges he was found guilty of by a jury in March.
The multi-millionaire will be sentenced for DUI manslaughter tomorrow about 2 p.m. in West Palm Beach. The vehicular homicide count, for his walking away from the crash scene, will be dropped.
According to state sentencing guidelines, Texas trust-funder Goodman could get a maximum 30 years, and a minimum 11-and-a-half years.
Roberts is anticipating arguments by Goodman’s defense attorneys designed to show that the founder of International Polo Club Palm Beach, which revived world-class polo in Wellington, deserves less than the minimum.
“What Goodman allegedly did for polo, maybe Scott Wilson would have done for science (if he lived),” Roberts wrote.
Roberts also argued that Goodman showed no remorse, nor did he take responsibility for the February 2010 crash.
Instead, Roberts wrote, Goodman tried to blame his allegedly malfunctioning Bentley for the accident, and a “non-existent” concussion for his leaving Wilson to drown in his Hyundai after the crash sent it into a canal.
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