U.S. Seeks Stricter Sentence For Ex-Westar CEO

Law360, New York (January 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a Kansas judge to give the former chief executive at public utility Westar Energy Inc. a five-year prison sentence for bank fraud, even though an appeals court recommended a maximum sentence of just six months.

Judge Julie Robinson is set to rule on a sentence for former CEO David Wittig on Feb. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Wittig was found guilty back in July 2003 for giving one-time bank president Clinton Odell Weidner II a $1.5...
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