Michael J. Rigas, the former executive vice president of cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. will serve 10 months of home confinement and two years of probation. He will also pay a $2,000 fine. This is his punishment for helping to conceal fraud at the company.
Rigas faced up to three years in prison for filing a false statement with the SEC in connection with a 1999 purchase of Adelphia stock for $1.7 million. He reported that source of the money he used to purchase the shares was personal funds. He later admitted that the money actually came from Adelphia.