Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Death Penalty in Bribery Case

Just when one thinks that the recent white collar sentences have been usually high (e.g. Ebbers, Skilling), one finds a comparison of a sentence given outside the United States.  In this case, the sentence is death, and the place is China.  According to an article on Yahoo.com (AP), a drug regulator in China has been sentenced to death for allegedly taking "bribes to approve substandard medicines."  Arguably one could say that this is not a white collar crime case, despite it being bribery, as the report states that deaths resulted from the alleged activity.

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