Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wesley Snipes Gets Bond on Appeal

The court has given Wesley Snipes bond pending his appeal. (see here)  This is not surprising as the case is a tax case of someone who would not be considered a flight risk. 

But it is always interesting to see, in white collar cases, who gets bond on appeal and who gets it denied -

Denied

Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell - no bail pending appeal on a tax case (see here)

Jamie Olis (Dynegy)

Former Tyco Executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz (see post here -but they were in the state system)

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby (but sentence was commuted by the President)

Granted

Former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas (but now in prison - see here)

Bernie Ebbers (Worldcom) (now in prison - see here)

Martha Stewart (but she elected to go into the prison system sooner and finshed her sentence)

Governor George Ryan (but denied on cert petition)

(esp)

Addendum - Order - Download snipes_order.pdf

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2008/05/wesley-snipes-g.html

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