You have to love the justice system. One of my favorites from a couple of years ago (if one of my clients steals more than $5000, they go to jail): Politically connected businessman gets probation for writing $82 million in bad checks Saquib Khan blamed the fraud on Hurricane Sandy, saying the 2012 superstorm interrupted his credit line and cash flow. BY JOHN MARZULLI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 2:33 PM A A A 103 10 16 SHARE THIS URL Saquib Khan was sentenced to probation Tuesday for the $82 million fraud. JOHN MARZULLI Saquib Khan was sentenced to probation Tuesday for the $82 million fraud. A politically connected Staten Island businessman who blamed Hurricane Sandy for his writing $82 million in bad checks was sentenced Tuesday to probation. Federal Judge Raymond Dearie cited Saquib Khan's standing and good works in the community in the decision not to follow the sentencing guidelines and send him to prison for up to 78 months. Khan operates a company that supplies gas stations with cigarettes and other grocery products. Khan’s lawyers submitted letters from State Sen. Diane Savino and former U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Martin Ficke praising his help fostering cooperation between the Muslim community and law enforcement after 9/11. The 2012 superstorm slammed Khan’s company by shutting down gas stations and other vendors, which interrupted the businessman’s credit line and cash flow.