Prosecutors Toughen Sentence Request For Ex-NY Sen.

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that a former New York state senator who pled guilty to extorting kickbacks from attorneys should face the stiffest possible sentence because the ex-lawmaker has not “accepted responsibility for his actions.”

In a sentencing memorandum submitted in federal court in White Plains, N.Y., prosecutors argued that Vincent L. Leibell had unleashed a string of personal attacks against former constituents who have asked the court for a severe sentence — further evidence that he was attempting to minimize the crimes to which he...
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