Crime and Punishment: Judge Orders Book Written as Community Service

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Former Bristol-Myers Squibb Senior Vice-President of Strategy Andrew Bodnar has a Jan. 31 deadline for his first 75,000-word novel. But it's not agents and publishers breathing down his neck, it's federal District Judge Ricardo Urbina in Washington, D.C., who sentenced the convicted exec with a unique interpretation of community service.

Found guilty of lying to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2009 about a pharmaceutical patent deal run amok, Bodnar has been ordered to write a book about his experience. Which, I suppose, ends up being very similar to house arrest, but I digress.