Ex-KFI Recruiter's Jail Time Postponed During Appeal

Law360, San Francisco (February 12, 2014, 8:17 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday allowed former Korn/Ferry International corporate executive recruiter David Nosal to postpone serving a one-year prison sentence while he pursues a Ninth Circuit appeal of his conviction for hacking, stealing trade secrets and conspiring to use proprietary Korn/Ferry information.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen granted Nosal's motion to remain free while he pursues his appeal. Nosal argued in court filings that criminal appeals in the Ninth Circuit routinely take longer than a year, and forcing him to serve his sentence now could unfairly diminish the benefit of appealing in the first place.

In January, Judge...

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