Judge Rejects High Fine For Ex-PurchasePro Exec

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered a former executive of defunct Internet software company PurchasePro.com Inc. to pay $35,000 for his role in an alleged corporate fraud, calling a bid by federal regulators for the maximum fine “poor prosecutorial judgment” and “just plain foolish.”

Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday also ordered a five-year injunction against Christopher Benyo, former senior vice president for marketing and network development, that prevents him from serving as an officer for a public...
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