John Rigas and his son Timothy, who were convicted of the same corporate fraud charges, both face the possibility of 30 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. But downward departures in other courts suggest that the elder Rigas, who is 79 and has bladder cancer, can hope for a significantly shorter sentence. He could be freed in a few years, while Timothy, 47, could be imprisoned until he is nearly as old as his father is now.
Sentencing the Aging Inmate
New York Law Journal
July 16, 2004
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