Sullivan hiding facts — Ignores 2010 plea agreement bearing his name
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/29/2014
Alaskans for Begich released the following statement and accurate timeline to properly reflect items Dan Sullivan isn’t sharing with Alaskans.
“Dan Sullivan’s denial that he entered into a 2010 plea agreement with Jerry Active proves he can’t be trusted. In March 2010, Sullivan’s Department of Law entered into a plea agreement later called ‘incorrect and not consistent with law.’ Sullivan is attempting to hide his plea agreement with Jerry Active, a proper agreement would have incarcerated Active for eight to fifteen years,” Max Croes, Alaskans for Begich Communications Director.
Dan Sullivan released a timeline omitting the 2010 plea agreement with Jerry Active his name appears on. Here is a complete timeline of events:
- June, 2009: Dan Sullivan appointed Alaska Attorney General.
- December, 2009: Sullivan pledges “no leniency.”
- March, 2010: Dan Sullivan enters into an improper plea agreement with Jerry Active.
- March, 2010: Dan Sullivan’s name appears on a plea agreement with Jerry Active.
- September 17, 2010: Jerry Active sentenced to four years (including time served) instead of the eight-to-fifteen year presumptive sentence he should have received.
- November 18, 2010: Dan Sullivan appointed as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
- January 9, 2013: Jerry Active arrested for violating probation.
- February 5, 2013: Active released.
- February 21, 2013: Jerry Active arrested for violating probation.
- May 25, 2013: Active released.
- May 25, 2013: Active murders an elderly couple and sexually assaults a minor.
- June 6, 2013: Department of Law acknowledges the error of Sullivan’s Department of Law: “Our review of the 2009 case revealed that the state entered into a plea agreement with Mr. Active which may have been incorrect and not consistent with the law.”
- June 6, 2013: Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty admits a 2009 error on behalf of Dan Sullivan’s Department of Law: “Jerry Andrew Active — who law enforcement accuses of breaking into an Anchorage home, killing two grandparents and sexually abusing a great grandmother with dementia and a 2-year-old girl — should have received a longer sentence for offenses committed back in 2009, according to Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty, who detailed Active’s prior crimes in a Thursday afternoon press conference.” [Alaska Dispatch, 6/6/13]
- June 8, 2013: The Anchorage Daily News editorialized “Glaring Mistake”: “In fact, according the account by Attorney General Michael Geraghty on Thursday, Active’s sentence in a 2009 sexual assault case in Togiak should have resulted in a sentence of eight to 15 years, not the four years with four suspended that he received.”