cefm: The dummy should have studied and learned how to properly set up the shakedown from the ADA racket. They're experts at the threatened lawsuit in exchange for their lawyers getting paid to help with compliance. He tried to do the shakedown fast and lazy, so it fell flat and left him out in the wind. The bigger takeaway is that this kind of threat is common - he just farked it up.
wage0048: Sentence should be (at a minimum) as many months as the total dollar amount of the crime(s) divided by the monthly median income for the county.