We were shocked back in 2009 when we first reported longtime and prominent commercial litigator Guy Bailey's disbarment.
Now we learn of his sentencing by Judge Hirsch -- who gave him six-years probation:
Bailey faced up to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors and the Levrants – who believe they’ll never get a cent in restitution – wanted 21 months prison, the bottom of the sentencing guidelines.Shakespeare, Plato, and Holmes all in a nine page order -- but why stop at only three?
In an order that ruminated extensively on the goal and meaning of punishment, Hirsch quoted Shakespeare, Plato and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in deciding against prison time.
“If ever a criminal case cried out for restitution in lieu of incarceration, this is that case,” he wrote. “Certainly, Mr. Bailey will be in a position to make no restitution from behind prison bars.”
How 'bout some Petty?
Also, is that not the case with all white-collar crime?