3rd Circ. Upholds Le-Nature Exec's 15-Year Sentence

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit refused Monday to void the 15-year prison term handed down to a onetime executive at bankrupt beverage bottler Le-Nature’s Inc. for orchestrating a $660 million swindle of banks and investors, finding jurors weren’t prejudiced by a prosecutor’s comment about him not testifying.

Robert B. Lynn, former chief of sales and revenue at the Pennsylvania company, didn’t show that a government lawyer was criticizing his decision not to take the stand, and in any event, the district judge took appropriate action to ensure the...
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