Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

what do you guys think of this sentence?

Knew she was committing a fraud, even claims to have written a resignation letter at one point. Judge thinks here "among the least culpable."  5 months + 5 months.

Ex-WorldCom Executive Gets Prison and House Arrest

NEW YORK (AP) -- An accountant who made some of the fraudulent entries in the books at WorldCom was sentenced Friday to five months in prison and five months of house arrest.

Betty Vinson, 49, who said she was pressured by superiors to make the false entries, had hoped to avoid prison time because she cooperated with the government in its prosecution of ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers.

''Ms. Vinson was among the least culpable members of the conspiracy at WorldCom,'' U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones said. Still, ''had Ms. Vinson refused to do what she was asked, it's possible this conspiracy might have been nipped in the bud.''
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 5th, 2005
You have five paragraphs or so there, which sentence do you wish us to criticise?
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 5th, 2005
Simon: presumably the prison sentence.
Permalink Tail of the "g" 
August 5th, 2005
Unless you were being snarky, I couldn't tell.
Permalink Tail of the "g" 
August 5th, 2005
funny guy.
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 5th, 2005
The grammar of the first two sentences is atrocious.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 5th, 2005
The third sentence doesn't have enough structure to evaluate its grammar.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 5th, 2005
She's an accountant. That's a regulated professional field. "My boss told me to falsify the books" has never been an acceptible excuse for an accountant to use.

If I was the judge, it would be 10 years in prison and permanent stripping of her ability to work in the field.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 5th, 2005
Ebbers I would give life in prison plus 20 years since he was the mastermind of an organized criminal conspiracy that defrauded tens of thousands of people.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
August 5th, 2005
> Unless you were being snarky, I couldn't tell.

CobugzPilot Case #233894

Emoticons needed on JOS Off Topic
Permalink lumberjack 
August 5th, 2005
I year of pound-me-in-the-ass prison would be just about right.

But I don't think anybody from this case is going anywhere near a PMITA prison.
Permalink lumberjack 
August 5th, 2005
I'd have used the JOS standard symbol for sarcasm :-} but I didn't think it necessary.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 5th, 2005
Said symbol still looks filthy.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
August 5th, 2005
To tell which JOS postings are sarcastic, look for the ones with a date at the bottom.
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 5th, 2005
She got off lightly for ratting on her boss. Understandable. She should have gotten a heavier sentence for not ratting on her boss when it could have done some good.
Permalink Miles Archer 
August 5th, 2005
"If I was the judge, it would be 10 years in prison and permanent stripping of her ability to work in the field."

Yep. Would serve her right for not feeling up the female airline passenger sleeping next to her.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
August 5th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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