Case Study: Kevin Rumph Jr.



Son of an Army veteran, Kevin Rumph Jr. joined the United States Air Force at age eighteen. He
began his service at Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base then transferred to Langley Air Force Base in
Virginia. In 2003, Kevin arrived at Tallil Airbase in Iraq where he survived mortar attacks,
locusts, floods, and a dust storm. In 2006, Kevin left the USAF with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He joined the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church where he married another USAF veteran.
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs hired Kevin as a purchasing agent in the
Prosthetic Department at its Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at Georgia’s
Fort McPherson. Around that same time, doctors diagnosed Kevin with PTSD related to his
service in Iraq. Unfortunately, Kevin later used his government credit card to buy medical
equipment he sold for personal financial gain. In August 2021, Kevin accepted full responsibility
for his actions and pled guilty in federal court.

Working with White Collar Advice

Soon after his case began, Kevin found Michael Santos’s Prison Professors videos on YouTube.
Kevin valued Michael’s practical, informed advice about how to navigate the federal justice
system as a defendant. “Michael gave me a strong sense of direction,” Kevin recalled. “He
taught me that preparation is paramount—and that not every attorney is a sentencing
mitigation expert.”
Kevin contacted White Collar Advice on the day he received his draft Pre-Sentence Report. He
spoke to Sam Mangel about how WCA could help him with the next steps. “From the first
consultation, Sam was extremely helpful and understanding. Anytime I reach out to him, Sam
answers or calls back soon. Sam’s been wonderful,” Kevin said.
Kevin worked with Lawrence Hartman to prepare a personal narrative. “Larry was great and
very responsive. The process was straightforward and the letter was on point.” Sam dispatched
Denise Nunley to help Kevin’s family members draft character reference letters. “Denise took
the stress away when she spoke to my mother and in-laws. Her work was a real blessing.
Everyone in my family had good things to say about Denise,” Kevin said.


Kevin arrived at his sentencing ready to receive his sentence of 46-57 months in prison. At the
hearing, the judge spoke positively about Kevin’s mitigation work. “The judge was particularly
happy with the character reference letters,” Kevin explained. “I remember exactly what he said:
‘Very rarely have I seen the quality of letters I received on your behalf. They were remarkable.”

Kevin shared that the judge also praised the personal narrative for giving him a better
understanding of Kevin’s story. Thankfully, the judge handed down a sentence of 27 months,
about half of what Kevin had expected. “Sam also gave me a recommendation for my prison
designation before sentencing. Now I’m learning about the CARES act and other ways to help
myself moving forward,” added Kevin.


Kevin reached out for help from a lawyer, a trauma specialist, and his pastor. He took
responsibility for breaking the law and for the pain he caused his family. As he looks ahead,
Kevin plans to get back into real estate and build a successful business the right way. For
individuals going through the justice system, WCA provides expert guidance, personal
encouragement, and skilled mitigation support.
“Sam gave me comprehensive help and lots of good information,” Kevin noted. “I went from
fear and uncertainty to being informed and prepared. Now I have a clear plan for when I get to
prison and for when I get out.” When asked if he would recommend the WCA team to another
defendant, Kevin exclaimed: “A million percent! Yes I would recommend it!”