Ex-Westar CEO Gets Two Years Behind Bars

Law360, New York (February 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The former chief executive of public utility Westar Energy Inc. was resentenced to two years in prison for bank fraud on Monday, which cuts his former sentence in half but still exceeds what an appellate court had recommended.

Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas sentenced David C. Wittig to 24 months in prison, and issued a fine of $1 million.

The new sentence still fell short of the five years that federal prosecutors had requested.

But Jeff Morris, an...
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