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Rigas Ordered to Report to Prison August 13th

There are 35 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Jul 30, 2007, titled Rigas Ordered to Report to Prison August 13th. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

Adelphia cable TV company founder John Rigas and his son, Timothy J. Rigas, have been ordered to report to prison on August 13 for their fraud convictions.

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Jim Connor

Utica, NY

#1 Aug 13, 2007
How can a man like John Rigas get a fair trial of a jury of peers off the streets of New York City. John deserves a lot better than he is getting.
info145

Buffalo, NY

#2 Aug 13, 2007
He wasn't too old to steal, so he's not too old to be punished for it.

“AIN'T is not a word. STUPID is”

Since: Jul 07

The Internet

#3 Aug 13, 2007
He should commit suicide to repent his crimes and all the lives he hurt. Rigas is old anyway.
Ditto

Lehi, UT

#5 Aug 13, 2007
I agree, many have said the Rigas's refused to "coat the pockets" of the politicians so this is how they finally got to them. John Rigas was a very giving person who could always be counted on for help. Many times that help went un-thanked because the help was made anonymously.

For a great article see:
http://www.eveningtribune.com/articles/2007/0...
Ditto

Lehi, UT

#6 Aug 13, 2007
Sorry the link didn't work but the article is at www.eveningtribune.com

Also I was agreeing to Jim C, not info145, sorry.
Chuck

Bar Harbor, ME

#8 Aug 13, 2007
John Rigas & his son Tim are both common crooks. Period. Regardless of the amount of STOLEN money he gave away, he stole that money from all the investors in Adelphia. Does anyone not realize that as a publically traded company, people actually invest their own money into his company for a return on the profit?! Anyone doing so (during the Rigas era) lost all the money they invested. He knowingly spent money that was not his and his son(s) "cooked the books" to cover the theft. I hope he enjoys his stay with Bernie Ebers (MCI) and all the other scumbag CEO's who play these games at OUR expense. Guess what happens to your 401k plan when they do this? You got it, the market falls & our retirement/economy suffers. He's no different than someone handing a note to the teller @ a bank and taking what's not rightfully his. GOOD RIDENCE!!!!!
Andy

Brandy Camp, PA

#9 Aug 13, 2007
You guys are totall crude. The man is old and sick so they should just let him live out his sentence at home. Put him on house arrest and leave it at that. Yeah...he was wrong with what he did but be real! John Rigas was the most caring down to earth wealthy person that could have been put on this earth. It was nothing to see John sitting in the local coffee shop with the everyday people and having coffee. Be real you guys....
Chris

Buffalo, NY

#10 Aug 13, 2007
Ditto wrote:
I agree, many have said the Rigas's refused to "coat the pockets" of the politicians so this is how they finally got to them. John Rigas was a very giving person who could always be counted on for help. Many times that help went un-thanked because the help was made anonymously.
For a great article see:
http://www.eveningtribune.com/articles/2007/0...
He may have been very generous in regards to charity, I don't know. What I do know is that he STOLE from the company, which means he stole from the customers. I realize he is an old, not-so-healthy man, and it is sad that he will likely spend his final days in jail and away from his family. Old or not, he committed a crime and should pay for it like anyone else would. Money cannot always buy happiness....
PITTAPAWS

Rockport, ME

#11 Aug 13, 2007
Ya, let him go under house arrest, and have his family take care of him. Let them pay for his medical care INSTEAD of us taxpayers paying for it while in prison.
Billy HUGE Fat-cillo

Buffalo, NY

#12 Aug 13, 2007
Andy wrote:
You guys are totall crude. The man is old and sick so they should just let him live out his sentence at home. Put him on house arrest and leave it at that. Yeah...he was wrong with what he did but be real! John Rigas was the most caring down to earth wealthy person that could have been put on this earth. It was sickening to see John sitting in the local coffee shop with the everyday people and having coffee. Be real you guys....
I only wish I could live out MY life under house arrest.
mother of three

Utica, NY

#13 Aug 13, 2007
Andy wrote:
You guys are totall crude. The man is old and sick so they should just let him live out his sentence at home. Put him on house arrest and leave it at that. Yeah...he was wrong with what he did but be real! John Rigas was the most caring down to earth wealthy person that could have been put on this earth. It was nothing to see John sitting in the local coffee shop with the everyday people and having coffee. Be real you guys....
Yeah house arrest, that sure would be punishment.Have you ever seen his house? He may be a down to earth wealthy man, but he did something wrong and he should be treated as any other con man would be. Just because he's wealthy doesn't mean he's above that law.
Chuck

Bar Harbor, ME

#14 Aug 13, 2007
So let's see, because he's "old" & he "gave away money" to charity means he should NOT have to pay for his crimes because... why? Why should he recieve special treatment over any other criminal? If he had murdered someone should he also receive "special consideration"?
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
He & his boys defrauded investors of over $2.6 BILLION dollars!!!!
Carol

Sandusky, NY

#15 Aug 13, 2007
Rot in jail, both of you. What did they have to say to the people who lost their retirement, etc. while they lost NOTHING?????????? Send them your cable bills to use as toilet paper!
jim

Buffalo, NY

#16 Aug 13, 2007
Jim Connor wrote:
How can a man like John Rigas get a fair trial of a jury of peers off the streets of New York City. John deserves a lot better than he is getting.
he stole from the company and said he knew nothing about it he ripped off his investors pepole lost thier jobs and you think he deserves alot better i don't think so i hope they have cable in prison cause he is going to be thier for as long time.
red hat

United States

#17 Aug 13, 2007
It is pretty sad that they are doing more time than repeat drug dealers.....and murderers those are the ones that really take from the world......money can be regained.lives can't
We are living in a very sick society
PizzaGut

United States

#18 Aug 13, 2007
red hat wrote:
It is pretty sad that they are doing more time than repeat drug dealers.....and murderers those are the ones that really take from the world......money can be regained.lives can't
We are living in a very sick society
Hey Red Hat, drug dealers and murders only hurt a few people not rip of a whole city for crap cable service. he was a real jerk to the cable guys that worked for him. job threats because of there union. he robbed his investers. he was no robin hood he was a thief and he will now pay the price. i angers me he got so long before he had to report. don't worry about ol John he will be pulling the strings in prison too
toe jam

United States

#19 Aug 13, 2007
maybe he can get the eyeball thing fixed by "bubba" when in the pokey!!
PizzaGut

United States

#20 Aug 13, 2007
Jim Connor wrote:
How can a man like John Rigas get a fair trial of a jury of peers off the streets of New York City. John deserves a lot better than he is getting.
Hey Jim,
He got a jury of his peers. New York City has a lot of John Rigis type people living there. you know the Family. God Father type Ha Ha
toe jam

United States

#21 Aug 13, 2007
Jim Connor wrote:
How can a man like John Rigas get a fair trial of a jury of peers off the streets of New York City. John deserves a lot better than he is getting.
he is a douchbag with a goofed up eyeball!!!!!!!!1
PizzaGut

United States

#22 Aug 13, 2007
Ditto wrote:
I agree, many have said the Rigas's refused to "coat the pockets" of the politicians so this is how they finally got to them. John Rigas was a very giving person who could always be counted on for help. Many times that help went un-thanked because the help was made anonymously.
For a great article see:
http://www.eveningtribune.com/articles/2007/0...
Hey Ditto,
the only reason he coated no pockets, was just his own greed. he didn't want to give up a slice of that pie. that was only for family members.

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