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Prison Term Reduction for John & Timothy Rigas

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Former Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son Timothy have won a small victory from their prison cells.

A Federal judge has reduced their sentences by three years. John Rigas's 15 year prison term was cut to 12 years. Tim Rigas's sentenced was reduced from 20-years to 17.

Both men were convicted in 2004 and accused of hiding loans and stealing millions from the cable company. Adelphia filed for bankruptcy in 2002. John Rigas is now 83.