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April 4, 2005

No shame in Boston sentence

As discussed here, a federal prosecutor in Boston proposed that a former school department employee, who pleaded guilty to swindling $10,000 from school soda machines, wear a sandwich board outside the department's headquarters bearing the text "I STOLE $10,000 FROM THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. THIS IS A SERIOUS CRIME. THIS IS PART OF MY PUNISHMENT."   Today, the Boston Herald reports here that US District Judge Michael Ponsor refused this request, though the article indicates that Judge Ponsor would "consider making other defendants convicted of public corruption wear a sign advertising their crime and punishment.  'I don't think it's out of the question in an appropriate case,' Ponsor said."

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