September 15, 2005
Pondering white-collar sentencing
Gearing up for next week's New York state court sentencing of Dennis Kozlowski, the former chief executive of Tyco International, this article in the New York Times asks "How Long to Jail White-Collar Criminals?" Here is the thematic lead:
While recent lengthy sentences for white-collar crimes have been hailed by some as desperately needed deterrents after a deluge of corporate scandals, the sentencing of Mr. Kozlowski, 58, comes at a time when a number of lawyers, including former prosecutors, are questioning whether such sentences are justified.
I have covered white-collar sentencing issues in many prior posts, some of which are set out below:
- A pattern of white-collar leniency?
- Are the federal guidelines too tough on white-collar offenders?
- Tough sentences for white-collar offenders
UPDATE: In this post over at Houston's Clear Thinkers, Tom Kirkendall rightly wonders "How on earth does [the NY Times] write such an article without noting the sad case of Jamie Olis?"
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