Lawyers argue pros and cons of bribery penalties

06/7/2010 | National Law Journal (free registration), The

Prosecutors want a California couple, convicted of bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to spend a decade behind bars -- but the pair's defense attorneys say the couple should receive five years' probation. At issue is the degree to which judges should weigh extenuating factors, such as defendants' cooperation with the government, in determining their sentences.

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