He faced 19 years in prison, prosecutors wanted him to serve at least the five-year minimum, but Rappaport was sentenced to six months hard labor and kicked out of the service. Despite being thrown out of the military and a 1988 arrest for marijuana while he was on probation, the state's Board of Psychological Examiners has allowed Rappaport to keep his license.
I'm not saying Rappaport's history absolves Casey, but it is rather unsettling that prominent criminal defense lawyers like Milton Hirsch would refer clients to a therapist with some very serious problems in his past.
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