On December 10, 2010, British citizen Ian Norris, 68, the former CEO of Morgan Crucible Co., was sentenced in Federal Court to 18 months in prison and fined $25,000 USD for orchestrating a conspiracy to obstruct justice in a federal grand jury investigation into price fixing of carbon brushes and related products. (1)
It could have been worse for Norris, since the government sought a jail sentence of 66 months — the top end of the federal sentencing guideline range applicable to his case. It was still bad news for Norris, who is now nearly 69 and a cancer patient. Norris, who has been detained since his July 27, 2010 conviction, hoped for a sentence of time served. (2)
Additionally, since Norris is not a U.S. citizen, he was not be eligible for halfway-house placement, and so was administratively confined for some time after completing his sentence as he awaited deportation.
Ian Norris BOP Register Number 65112-066 was successfully treaty transferred back to the UK on November 14, 2011. (3)