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For the second time, the sentence for former HealthSouth Chief Financial Officer Michael Martin has been rejected by a federal appeals court for being too lenient.

In a 32-page decision issued Tuesday afternoon, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called Martin’s sentence “shockingly short” and said it “wholly fails” to serve the purposes of criminal sentencing prescribed by Congress. “Martin’s crimes and the district court’s punishment are so wildly disproportionate that we readily conclude that the district court’s 7-day sentence is also unreasonable and must be vacated,” the three-judge panel declared in an opinion written by Judge Frank M. Hull. Fellow Circuit Judges Ed Carnes and Stanley Marcus concurred.

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