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Ex-Reagan Budget Chief Says His Prosecution is ‘Sick’

Posted Apr 16, 2007 8:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The former budget director for Ronald Reagan, facing trial on charges he hid the financial condition of the company he headed, is angry about the prosecution, the New York Times reports.

“It’s wrong. It’s sick,” David Stockman told the newspaper. “How can you end up losing $13 million of your own money and $350 million of your fund’s and still end up with 30 years in jail?”

Stockman was chief executive of Collins & Aikman, a maker of car parts. His trial on fraud charges is expected to get under way next year.

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