Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio CEO Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail Could Now Get 10 Years
A former Ohio CEO sentenced to one week in prison for inflating stock prices and losing investors millions could now face a sentence of up to 10 years.
The drastic difference comes after a federal appeals vacated Michael Peppel’s first prison term in February, saying it was unreasonably short for the seriousness of his crimes.
Judge Sandra Beckwith will re-sentence Peppel this week in federal court in Cincinnati.
Beckwith is the same judge who handed down Peppel’s one-week sentence in October 2011, saying he was “a remarkably good man.”
Prosecutors are asking that he get 10 years in prison.
The 44-year-old Peppel pleaded guilty in 2010 to money laundering in what prosecutors say was a deliberate scheme to defraud millions of dollars from investors in the now-defunct MCSi Inc.