Monday, April 30, 2007

Wittig to Face Third Trial

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal here, prosecutors have decided to proceed with a case against former CEO of Westar Energy, David Wittig, and former executive vice-president Douglas Lake. The first trial was a mistrial. The second trial, which resulted in a conviction, was reversed by the appellate court.  Wittig had received a sentence of 18 years, and Lake 15 years when the court decided to reverse the fraud convictions. (see here) The reversal came in a case with an incredible analysis using the "legally compelled mailing doctrine." But now the prosecution wants to try for three. (see also Wall Street Jrl here) Thats a lot of attorney fees.


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