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November 10, 2015 5:05 PM

Sacramento judge stuns courtroom by ordering probation over prison

Five defendants were facing years in prison following conviction in mortgage fraud case

‘I was convinced they were all going to prison,’ defense attorney says

Lawyer says U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez declared they did not deserve sentences sought by prosecution

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