The enormous fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff has some U.S. commentators wondering if the biggest white-collar criminals deserve the same punishments as murderers, even the death penalty. China, where financial fraudsters routinely are executed, has been cited approvingly. But there is growing concern in China itself that, in many such cases, the punishment does not fit the crime.
Is China's White-Collar Death Penalty Fair?
The American Lawyer
January 16, 2009