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Jul 8, 2010 8:16 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio to appeal new sentence

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio plans to appeal his new sentence for insider trading.

Lawyers didn't outline their arguments in a notice of appeal filed Wednesday in federal court in Denver. But during a re-sentencing hearing in June, Nacchio's attorney objected to a fine larger than $12 million and made other objections.

Nacchio was sentenced in 2007 to six years in prison and was ordered to forfeit $52 million and pay a $19 million fine, but the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the trial judge miscalculated Nacchio's gains from insider trading.

In June, a different judge shaved two months and $7.4 million from that sentence. Nacchio has served 14 months in prison so far.

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