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Sentencing for White-Collar Crimes Varies Widely

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Sentencing for White-Collar Crimes Varies Widely

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Sentencing for White-Collar Crimes Varies Widely

Sentencing for White-Collar Crimes Varies Widely

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Sentencing guidelines encourage harsh penalties for white-collar corporate defendants who cause big losses to investors. But a wide disparity exists in the prison terms handed down, with many white-collar criminals receiving relatively light terms. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.