Ex-Westar CEO ordered to complete sentence

November 27, 2008


— A federal judge has denied a request from former Westar Energy Inc. CEO David Wittig to delay his return to prison for bank fraud while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Tuesday shot down Wittig’s motion, noting that the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has said a delay is unwarranted.

An attorney for Wittig didn’t return a call for comment Wednesday.


Chris Ogle 9 years, 7 months ago

Greed... What a selfish animal Wittag is. I doubt time in prison will change this man, but he will have time to (at least) think about it. Greed.

jmadison 9 years, 7 months ago

Remember most of the board of directors at Westar were KU graduates who allowed this guy's megalomaniac ideas to come to fruition.

Danimal 9 years, 7 months ago

Well, at least he still has millions of dollars to continue his legal battles with....Seriously though, why can't we kill people like this anymore?

Buggie7 9 years, 7 months ago

Danimal I cant believe you just posted that last statement.

terrapin2 9 years, 7 months ago

Before you people get totally out of hand, sentencing people to death and all. Sick -really. This article and this case have absolutely nothing to do with Westar and nothing to do with anyone stealing or being accused of stealing any money. No one including the bank in question lost a dime on this case. In fact they made money. Has nothing to do with taking anyone's assets or being greedy. The crime should have only garnered him a sentence of 0-6 months according to the sentencing guidelines and he has already paid a million dollar fine and served 13 months in prison. What you should be pissed about is that the government can make up the rules as they go along. What you should be pissed about is the wasting of our tax dollars for 6 years trying to convict this man. Give it up!!! With regard to the Westar case, the appellate court threw out the convictions and rightfully so. Only if they decide to try him again for a third time will they have any chance at convicting him on anything to do with Westar. The money he so called looted is still at Westar in the form of stock options never cashed in by Wittig and Lake. No money has been taken from you or anyone else. Sounds like you just read an article about a rich man going to jail and assume he is guilty and a horrible person. If you don't know what you are talking about, then step slowly away from the keyboard.

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