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Miss Peterson said in a sentencing memo also filed Friday that there was no agreement in Anderson’s plea deal concerning how much restitution, if any, he should pay to the federal and D.C. governments.

Calling Anderson “a private and unassuming man,” Miss Peterson said her client has been punished more harshly than defendants convicted of similar crimes because of “abhorrent conditions” at the D.C. Jail.

She argued that most defendants charged in business crimes, such as former Enron executives Andrew Fastow, Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay, were released on bond pending trial. But Anderson has been held at the D.C. Jail, after a judge deemed him a flight risk.

“He is an entrepreneur who has made — and lost — millions of dollars over the course of his life,” Miss Peterson wrote. “Nevertheless, he is a man who has lived a relatively modest lifestyle. This was not a crime of greed or avarice.”

Miss Peterson also noted what she called Anderson’s “exceptional charitable activities,” including numerous space-related projects such as providing telescopes to children in Mexico, Chile, Iran and other countries.

While at the D.C. Jail, Anderson has sought to establish a library and arranged for legal assistance for inmates he thinks were wrongly accused, Miss Peterson said.