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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Jailhouse E-Rate

Another case of E-Rate fraud has been successfully prosecuted by the Department of Justice. The ISP owner, who stole about $100k by submitting false invoices, now faces a fine of $250k and up to 140 years in prison.

Oh, and he'll be debarred from the E-Rate program for 3 years. But if he can run his ISP from prison, he can spend the rest of his sentence billing the E-Rate program.

I don't want to be harsh, but doesn't it seem like the debarment ought to be at least as long as the jail sentence?

1 comment:

  1. In the end, he was sentenced to 3 years plus paying back all the money. A heavy price, but nothing like the 140 years he could have gotten.