Thursday, March 31, 2005

White Collar Sentencing Abroad

The United States is not the only one issuing stiff sentences for white collar offenders.  Abroad, in Paris, an appeals court  increased a prison sentence of a former official at oil company Elf Aquitaine (now Total) convicted in a "massive corruption scandal"  The sentence was initially four years and the court increased it to seven.  There was also a fine of 2 million euros.   It remains to be seen what the high court in France will do with this sentence. (For more see AP story here).


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