I don’t doubt it, as I would do the same. Those guys really were goons. You mentioned evidence... Is that not the job of the prosecutor? Submit evidence, and hope you have enough for a conviction? It would seem, in this case, there was enough evidence to prove them guilty of arson. The USG has deemed arson is a minimum of 5, and I’m not completely sure why these guys didn’t get 10, for two separate charges (2001, 2006). Would you argue a murderer who slips through the cracks and gets released early shouldn’t have to go back, when it’s found out and corrected? It matters not what the crime is, if it carries a mandatory min, should it not be honored? Obviously none of this matters anymore, as the pardon has been granted. Just mind boggling to see so many right leaning folks wanting US law to be violated/ignored.