Law and reality in publishing (seldom the same thing) from the author's side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into politics, military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting.
Sometimes white-collar criminals get what they deserve. Such as, for example, Zachary Hill, a notorious phisherman. Without having seen the sentencing report or indictment, I am only inferring this: But it appears that Judge Gilmore may have given him within a couple of months of the maximum sentence under the evil United States Sentencing Guidelines. The most likely guideline range would be 42-47 months, and she gave Hill 46 months.
Of course, this is just one phisherman; and, like catching gillnetters, a couple of successes aren't going to be much of a deterrent to such a low-cost, low-risk activity.