Miller mustered several character witnesses on Hathaway's behalf and spent about two hours putting on testimony before the sentence was rendered by Judge Richard D. Bennett. Miller sent a press release afterward, which said, in part, "Mr. Hathaway deeply regrets his conduct in this matter. He believed intensely in the services BBH provided. His crime was a misguided attempt to preserve those services after the state slashed funding. It was wrong. But today Kris Hathaway erased the government's caricature of a man motivated by greed. Two hours of testimony and over 50 letters to the Court made clear Mr. Hathaway has lived a life of generosity, service, and humility.