Skilling Ruling Doesn't Alter Ex-Mayor's Sentence

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT) -- A federal judge found that Paul H. Richards II, the ex-mayor of Lynwood, Calif., cannot use the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Skilling v. United States to escape a nearly 16-year prison sentence for charges he funneled city contracts to a business owned by him and his family.

Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday rejected Richards’ bid to be released from custody, re-sentencing him to one of the longest prison terms ever meted out in...
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