February 25, 2006
What Is Cooperation Worth?
With Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleading guilty and set for sentencing (see here), the government can now move to sentencing a co-defendant who provided cooperation in the case against Cunningham. CNN reports here that Mitchell Wade pleaded guilty to giving bribes to Cunningham. Wade, a defense contractor, was said to have paid this money in exchange for government contracts. According to the Tampa Tribune here, a US Representative from Florida who is running for the Senate, and a US Rep from Virginia may have also been the recipient of illegal campaign contributions from Wade.
It will be interesting to see if the briber or bribee gets a greater sentence? How much is cooperation worth?
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