Reply to post: Re: 8 years for 15K

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

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Re: 8 years for 15K

"So the bosses of the phone company that overcharged 100k for sms will get mutliple life sentences?"

Only if you want to set punishments according to the aggregate financial outcome of crime, rather than number and type of offences. By that logic attempted anything can't be illegal because there's no cost, and the penalty for murder would be a reward if the victim was on any form of state welfare payment, as that would equate to a cash saving to the state. I suppose that's one way of getting the unemployed and disability figures down.

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