Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Skilling in perspective

The other day Jeffrey Skilling, the former CEO of Enron was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison. I certainly think the bastard had it coming, but at the same time I think Homocon makes a very valid point:
Rapists, pedophiles and murderers get sentenced more lightly than this -- hell, even Lynn Stewart, who was convicted of aiding an imprisoned terrorist (Omar Abdul Rahman, who was the spiritual leader of a cell that carried out the first World Trade Center bombing and was planning to blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels) and lying to federal investigators, only got 24 MONTHS!
What kind of message is this supposed to send? Rape someone, kill someone or assist terrorists and you'll maybe get a couple of years, but if we find out you're a shady CEO -- watch out!
And what about this case (via GayandRight)? Indeed, what kind of message are we sending?

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