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December 10, 2005

Still more interesting federal sentencing tales

As detailed in this post, the past week started with a number of fascinating federal sentencings on Monday.  And the stories linked below highlight that the week also ended with more of the same:

  • This article reports on the sentencing of a scam artist who was given "10 years in federal prison for peddling fraudulent art over the Internet."

  • This article reports on the sentencing of a long-time journalist who was given "four months in federal prison followed by 18 months of home detention for possessing 15,000 images of child pornography on his home computer."

  • This article reports on the sentencing of drug smuggler who was given 17 years in prison, though two co-defendants previously received sentences of only 3 years because of their cooperation.

  • This article reports on the sentencing of "four former concrete company executives ... for their roles in a price-fixing scheme that also resulted in the largest domestic antitrust fine in U.S. history" who were given five months in prison and five months of probation.

Of course, all these sentencings noted here and in prior posts from this week represent only about 1% of the more than 1000 sentences handed out each week in the federal courts.  I often like to joke that criminals (not to mention politicians) will always make sure I have a job.

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