Ex-Qwest CFO May Get Easier Rap For Helping Feds

Law360, New York (July 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have recommended that the former financial chief of Qwest Communications International Inc. be awarded a lighter sentence for aiding the government in its investigation into the telecommunications giant’s massive accounting fraud scandal.

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney William Leone asked a judge to sign off on a reduction in federal sentencing guidelines for ex-chief financial officer Robin Szeliga.

Szeliga pled guilty in earlier criminal proceedings to one count of insider trading and had agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their investigation of former Qwest CEO...
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