June 28, 2005

Ebbers to do Lifers?


“Federal prosecutors have asked a U.S. judge to impose an effective life sentence for WorldCom Inc. founder Bernard Ebbers, convicted in March in the largest corporate fraud case in history, according to court papers released Tuesday.”

The courts are obviously making an example of the semi-retarted CEO (I mean, he didn't know the basic workings of his company if you believe his testimony). My favorite part of the story, though, is this:

“Attorneys for Mr. Ebbers have asked Judge Barbara Jones to give Mr. Ebbers a lighter sentence than the government wants, citing his good character, age, poor health and low risk of a repeat offense.”

Good character? Good freaking character? Their fraud added up to over $11 billion. Oh, I guess the attorneys are right though, it's a lot of money but he's so darned polite we oughta go easy on him. </sarcasm>

Written while groovin' to The Supermen from the album “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie

Posted by Pedraum at June 28, 2005 09:25 AM |