The U.S. Court System Decides It's Worse To Steal From Goldman Sachs Than To Kill Someone

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It’s pretty ridiculous that Sergey Aleynikov, the thief who stole Goldman’s high frequency code, got 8 years and a month in jail, when his counterpart at SocGen, Samarth Agrawal, got only 3 years for doing essentially the same thing. 

But it’s even more ridiculous that a killer and an attempted rapist charged for their crimes on the same day as Aleynikov got lesser sentences than him.

The Wall Street Journal points out that a 22-year old attempted rapist got 7 years and 42-year old man who shot a victim eight times outside of a bar got 12-months and a small fine.

So here’s what that small but embarrassing sample of U.S. Courts decisions looked like on March 18, 2011.

Sergey Aleynikov, convicted high-frequency code thief —- 8 years plus 1 month jail; 3 years probation; $12,500 fine

William J. Cannon, convicted of the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl —- 7 years

Rodney Williams, convicted of voluntary manslaughter for shooting a victim eight times —- 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

So a white collar crime that hurt no one is worse than murder and attempted rape. Sad.

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