Ishan Wahi’s lawyers have filed court documents late Tuesday night. They asked for a maximum of 10 months imprisonment on insider trading charges.

Wahi will be sentenced on May 9, in New York, after pleading guilty to one the first cases of insider trading involving crypto trading.

The filing stated that “the Defendant respectfully submitted that a sentence not exceeding 10 months of incarceration would impose sufficient punishment, but it wouldn’t be excessive for Ishan’s crimes of conviction.”

The case has attracted significant media attention. Coinbase itself intervened in an unrelated case brought by Securities and Exchange Commission to argue that the digital assets listed on the site were not securities.

In the Tuesday filing, Wahi cites Wahi’s “modest and law-abiding life” as well as his mental health issues and previous “modest and law-abiding life”.

The document stated that “Ishan has a character of exceptional quality who crossed the line.” His promising career ended immediately, and there are no realistic prospects for similar employment in future.

On February 7, Wahi plead guilty on two counts of conspiracy of wire fraud for sharing details of future Coinbase Crypto Token listings with his brother Nikhil, and another contact Sameer Ramani in an case heard by Judge Loretta Preska in the Southern District Court of New York.

Ishan Wahi, along with the U.S. Government in February, agreed to a plea agreement that suggested a prison sentence of between three and four years. A fine in the amount of $15,000-$150,000 was also included. Nikhil Wahi, who was involved in the case, was sentenced in January to ten months in jail.

Parikshit Miishra is the editor.