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October 2, 2014

Up and down the east coast, notable white-collar federal sentencings

My usual review of the week's sentencing news with Google's help turned up a number of noteworthy federal while collar sentencing stories.  These three especially cuaght my eye:

From Delaware, via "Delaware multimillionaire gets prison," we learn: " Former eBay executive Christopher Saridakis of Greenville, Delaware, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for insider trading Wednesday by a U.S. District Court judge. Saridakis, 45, tipped off two family members and two friends in 2011 to the pending sale of GSIC – where he was chief executive officer – to eBay days before the sale was announced. The tip allowed those individuals to realize more than $300,000 profit, according to prosecutors."

From Florida, via "Ponzi schemer Rothstein’s former law partner sentenced to nearly three years," we hear: "The wife and children of Stuart Rosenfeldt said they have forgiven him for spending the dirty money of his former law partner, Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, on prostitutes and other criminal conduct. They and other supporters crowded into a Miami federal courtroom Thursday to point out Rosenfeldt’s long history of donating free legal work and personal time to charities in South Florida. But their pleas for mercy did not sway U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, who sentenced Rosenfeldt to almost three years in prison instead of a lesser term sought by his defense attorney. His sentencing came almost five years after the collapse of a $1.2 billion investment scheme that Rothstein ran out of their Fort Lauderdale law firm."

From New Jersey, via "RHONJ's Teresa Guidice gets 15 months; 41 for Joe," we see: "Two stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey will be trading the drama of reality TV for prison after being sentenced on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges.  After an initial delay, U.S. District Court Esther Salas sentenced Teresa Guidice to 15 months in prison Thursday afternoon.  Earlier in the day, her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice was ordered to serve more than three years in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges. He was also ordered to pay $414,000 in restitution."

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The supermarket tabloids claim (and I have no idea if it is true) that Teresa Guidice is pregnant and will big birth in prison (a quite interesting sentencing issue, as is the fact that Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice is not a U.S. citizen and could be deported to Italy when his sentence is completed, a fact he claims that he was unaware of since he came to the U.S. as an infant.

Posted by: ohwilleke | Oct 2, 2014 6:56:46 PM

If I make $1.2 billion disappear, I deserve the death penalty along with all my cohorts. Assume the value of life is the overly generous $6 million. I have assassinated 200 constructive economic lives. I am a great mass murderer.

The Chinese would have executed these defendants.


These executions would greatly enhance the respect of the public for fairness of the justice system, lessen racial disparity of the death penalty.

(Computer hackers should get the death penalty even if they cause no damage. They are that annoying.)

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 3, 2014 1:12:22 AM

will never happen SC because under that law 90% of all state and national lvl politicians could be tried, convicted and SHOT!

Posted by: rodsmith | Oct 5, 2014 1:14:02 AM

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