February 13, 2005
What's The Latest in White Collar Sentences
If you are concerned that white collar offenders will not be receiving jail time because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Booker, check out these two recent press releases of the DOJ:
A DOJ press release (2-10-05) reports "that a West Virginia man has been sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for a scheme in which he falsely claimed that he could 'fix' a federal prosecution by bribing officials including the United States Attorney and a federal judge."
Another DOJ press release (2-11-05) states "that three key 'visa brokers' received sentences of 57, 41 and 30 months in prison for their roles in facilitating a bribery and visa fraud scheme involving the unlawful issuance of approximately 200 visas from the U.S. Embassies in Sri Lanka, Fiji and Vietnam."