Judge Re-Sentences Qwest's Joe Nacchio to 70 Months
Update: The Judge sentenced Joe Nacchio to 70 months, a reduction of only two months from his prior sentence. She cut his forfeiture from $52 million to $44 million and left the $19 million fine in place. Hardly what Nacchio was hoping for.
At 2:00 pm, the court will issue its new sentence for former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio.
The Denver Post reports the Judge today said she accepted the Government's version of the amount of loss and is putting it at 28 to 32 million, which means his guidelines would be the same, 63 to 78 months. His original sentence was 72 months.
So, the question is, will the Judge agree to a downward departure from the guidelines or a variance from a guideline sentence under the factors in 18 USC 3553(a)? [More...]
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