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Old 02-25-2015, 03:33 PM
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Been following this story for a few years. The Supreme Court decided on this today. Very interesting
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...6ee_story.html
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Hmm,.... Yes, interesting interpretation.
Old 02-25-2015, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
Hmm,.... Yes, interesting interpretation.
My wife who works on the side of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in the business world felt that its use in this case was a stretch. I was just disappointed to see the guy get off scot free.
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Frankly, I am surprised it was a 5-4 decision.
Sarbanes-Oxley was meant to address a problem created in Enron, not as an alternative criminal system. Under traditional law, the fisherman would get 5 years for destroying evidence, while under Sarb-Ox it is 20 years.
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Originally Posted by 787337 View Post
I was just disappointed to see the guy get off scot free.
He didn't, he was convicted under the regular federal evidence tampering law and sentenced to 27 months (5 years was the max) instead of up to 20 years.
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Hope they took his boat ...
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
Frankly, I am surprised it was a 5-4 decision.
Sarbanes-Oxley was meant to address a problem created in Enron, not as an alternative criminal system. Under traditional law, the fisherman would get 5 years for destroying evidence, while under Sarb-Ox it is 20 years.
What about the little shit that threw out the marathon bombers backback, I would like to see him get 20 vs 5
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What about the little shit that threw out the marathon bombers backback, I would like to see him get 20 vs 5
According to news reports last night, he could walk..
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Originally Posted by On The Edge 1 View Post
According to news reports last night, he could walk..
I didn't read the scutos case yet but I would hope that they bring into their analysis the crime that the evidence is going to be used for, i.e. mass murder (malum in se) vs small fish (malum prohibitum)

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