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Lesser Prison Terms Sought

With drug penalties eased, focus turns to white-collar crime

August 14, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

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