Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, January 16, 2004
Charles Kuffner reports that the Fastow plea bargain now is a done deal. The Fastows have pled guilty. The sentencing isn't completely final yet, but looks to be 10 years for Andrew, five months plus some house arrest for Lea.
The severity of Andrew Fastow's sentence is startling and seems to show that the prosecutors are both serious and carrying one hell of a lot of ammunition. Ten years for a white collar criminal, no priors, and cooperating with prosecutors, is extraordinary.