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Arredondo argues for lighter punishment (access required)

Former Rep. Ben Arredondo's attorney, Lee Stein, has filed a plea asking that the federal government’s use of “inflated” ticket prices would unfairly increase the severity of his bribery sentence. Stein argued that prosecutors should be using face value and season ticket values rather than what the FBI paid when they purchased the tickets from scalpers.

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