Do you think Stanley Chesler will be impressed by John Dorsey’s plea for leniency?

Eleven current and former New Jersey state legislators who served with John Lynch are among the 172 people who are asking a federal judge to give the former Senate President a lenient sentence during a hearing next week, according to a Star-Ledger report. Lynch, who was among the state’s most powerful politicians for two decades, faces up to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. Lynch’s backers are: Robert Smith, a Middlesex County Democrat who moved up to the Senate when Lynch retired in 2001; Middlesex County Democratic Assemblymen Peter Barnes and Joseph Egan, a longtime Lynch ally who has spent 25 years as a New Brunswick City Councilman; former Democratic State Senators John Russo (who preceeded Lynch as the Senate President), William Hamilton, Thomas Paterniti, and Gerald Stockman; former Republican State Senators Raymond Bateman (who served in the Senate with Lynch’s father), John Dorsey, Jack Sinagra and John Gallagher.

Do you think Stanley Chesler will be impressed by John Dorsey’s plea for leniency?