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Financial Crime & Punishment

Are white-collar offenders treated differently by the justice system? And does personal wealth secure a better outcome for defendants?

We speak to Steve Dagworthy, who served three years of a six year sentence for financial crime in the UK and then co-founded a company called Prison Consultants. He tells us what life in prison is like for a white-collar offender. Also, Ames Grawert of the Brennan Center for Justice in the US on why he believes being wealthy in the first place helps secure a better outcome for defendants, while the well-known US lawyer Ben Brafman explains why we shouldn't be surprised by that.

(Picture: Bernard Madoff leaving US Federal Court; Credit: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tue 12 Jul 2016 15:06GMT

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