Bernie Ebbers: 25 Years, a Life Sentence
WorldCom former exec Bernie Ebbers, 63 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud. (Note: CNBC which first reported the sentence said 30 years, but later articles are saying 25, so I've changed it.)
This is a ridiculous sentence for a non-violent crime. The judge may have well as imposed the 85 years sought by the government - both are an effective life sentence.
I doubt he'll go to a federal prison camp on a 30 year sentence. To put a 63 year old, first offender behind the walls at a medium security prison for an economic crime is cruel. Hopefully, he'll be sent to a medical facility.
What will they do to Ken Lay? Give him life plus cancer?
America, prison nation.
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