2nd Circ. Finds Rigases' Prison Terms Reasonable

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of the founder of cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son, saying their lengthy prison terms for fraud are reasonable.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Monday that the lower court judge should have conducted a de novo review at the resentencing of John and Timothy Rigas, but that the length of the prison terms was reasonable.

At the resentencing in 2008, Judge Leonard B. Sand of the U.S....
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