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Monthly Archive: January 2009

January 22, 2009

Governor Rendell Calls for Legislation to Eliminate the Possibility of Parole for Repeat Offenders of Violent Crimes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines provide a range of years for which a convicted felon is to serve in prison. For example, sentencing guidelines would require a range of five-to-ten years for a certain crime. At some point within this range, the convicted felon becomes eligible for parole, or early release on a probationary status. Granting of parole is determined by a parole board that interviews the inmate and weighs different factors, such as good behavior, to determine whether to grant parole. The parole system in Pennsylvania has been highly successful with non-violent offenders. In...

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Posted in: Misdemeanor / Felony Crimes

January 16, 2009

White-Collar Fraud Expected to Increase as Recessionary Economy Continues

An economic recession necessitates many changes in the home, in the marketplace, and in Government. For corporate executives, however, the profitability targets of their respective corporations do not change. According to a recent article in Business Week, recessionary times create incentives for corporate execs to cheat, or commit fraud in order to create the perception that they are continuing to meet corporate goals for their shareholders; not meeting revenue and earning targets would likely result in the firing of the executive. The article cites to data from the National White Collar...

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