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White Collar Crime

Welcome to the Big House! The Justice Department has reversed a 20-year policy of sentencing first-time, non-violent offenders to half-way houses. Now, they'll be going to regular prison. We'll consider -- should all criminals be treated the same?


Raag Singhal
* Co-chairman of the Corrections Committee at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
* Defense Attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., has represented white collar criminals (mortgage fraud, counterfeiting, Medicare and Health Care fraud)

Frank Bowman
* Law professor at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis
* Co-author of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook
* Former Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington (1995-96)

David Novak
* First time felon for insurance fraud
* Spent almost one year in Eglin Federal Prison Camp, nicknamed "Club Fed", a minimum security prison, near Pensacola, Florida
* Has written a pamphlet called "Downtime: A Guide to Federal Incarceration
* Has become a $125-an-hour consultant to corporate felons, letting them know what to expect inside

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