6th Circ. OKs Uneven Penalties In Mich. Bribery Case

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a business owner convicted of bribing the former mayor and controller of a Michigan town over public works contracts was barred from challenging the trial court’s failure to evenly impose restitution on the wrongdoers.

Sheldon Divers, who is serving a two-year sentence for bribing his way to a $3 million public works contract, cannot now object to the $50,000 restitution order, because his plea agreement prohibits any appeal of his sentence, the Sixth Circuit said.

“Divers does not contend...
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