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November 2, 2005

Lots more coverage of Olis sentence reversal

The Fifth Circuit's recent reversal of the 24-year federal sentence of former Dynegy executive Jamie Olis continues to capture media attention through new articles in USA Today and the Houston Chronicle and the Wall Street JournalAll three articles spotlight in various ways the potential impact of the Olis ruling on other white-collar prosecutions and sentencing. 

Notably, the WSJ article closes with this intriguing quote from the prosecutors in the case: "We will advocate strongly for a sentence that fairly reflects his fraudulent conduct."  This quote confirms my instinct, previously discussed here and here, that the Olis resentencing dynamics (especially in light of Booker) should be very interesting to watch.

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