1st Circ. Says Boston Big Dig Fraudsters Don't Deserve Jail

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit ruled Friday that two managers of a concrete company who were convicted of fraud after delivering thousands of truckloads of substandard concrete for use on Boston's massive Big Dig project did not belong in prison despite the federal government’s arguments.

The three-judge panel agreed with Massachusetts federal judge Richard Stearns, who ruled that proof of the claimed loss caused by the crimes of Aggregate Industries NE Inc. managers Robert Prosperi and Gregory Stevenson was vague, that the two didn’t directly profit from the...
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