Kayak 44 relates:
"... Apparently, MV sent a letter to the judge, which the
judge returned, unopened to his defense counsel this morning.
Defendants aren't supposed to send letters about sentencing to
the judge without their counsel's approval, but MV did anyway."
=v= I can't help but imagine that it was a printout of a Usenet
post from the 1990s, reproducing a letter sent to the East Bay
Regional Parks District in 1988. :^)