Birmingham News
September 21, 2003

The average prison sentence for those convicted of defrauding banks, insurance companies and consumers by guile rather than guns is a good deal shorter in the Northern District of Alabama than it is in many other parts of the nation. And digging further into TRACFED data, Birmingham News reporters Val Walton and and John Archibald also found that the average sentence for those convicted for simple drug possession in the district was eight times longer than it was for bank fraud. The reporters buttressed their findings with facts drawn from a number of specific cases and numerous interviews in a carefully documented 2,400 word article.


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