I'm not quite sure I understand why you think this fella is getting railroaded. He committed fraud, i.e. he stole money via deceit. The apparent stupidity of his victims does not excuse his actions. The magnitude of his theft should determine the magnitude of his sentence.
posted on 10/23/2006 2:25:27 PM PDT
I'm not quite sure I understand why you think this fella is getting railroaded.
I simply believe that the punishment should fit the crime. I believe that theft is a less severe offense than treason, for example.
If LynnStewart can commit treason and receive 28 months while Skilling can get ten times that for fraud then either her sentence needs to be harshened or his needs to be lightened.
Otherwise, our legal system is completely arbitrary and meaningless.
posted on 10/23/2006 2:30:25 PM PDT
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