Barry Pollack Quoted in Wall Street Journal Blog and Dow Jones Regarding Harsh Sentences for White Collar Criminals

“White Collar Crime Now Equals Hard Time”
Wall Street Journal Financial Adviser Blog and Dow Jones Newswire
10.23.09Barry Pollack comments on recent sentences of more than 100 years for individuals convicted of white collar crimes. Though judges have discretion in sentencing white collar criminals, few want to stray from guidelines and risk having their sentences overturned on appeal, Pollack says. He notes that murderers rarely get sentences of more than 25 years from state courts and wonders whether a future with “entire nursing homes of white-collar offenders behind bars” won’t make us “look back and wonder if the present hysteria produced good public policy.”
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