Law: Flouting Fines

How cons con the Government

When convicted pimp Sterling Godfrey walked out of the federal prison in Atlanta in 1977, after serving nearly five years of a maximum 15-year term, he still owed his $35,000 fine. But Godfrey said he was short of cash, so the U.S. Attorney's Ofiice in the capital obligingly allowed him to pay exactly $10 a month, thus giving him almost three centuries to pay his debt to society. Godfrey fell behind that undemanding schedule, even though the FBI discovered that he had re-established a lucrative prostitution business, opened a...

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