Sunday, May 21, 2006

Unfettered, the Powerful Strike Again

Vigilisa at Lawyer Kickers pro bono describes the latest, major indictment of prominent lawyers. No one should be fooled by this encouraging news, however, because fraud is a "whitecollar" crime. Sentences (if those indicted should ever be convicted of such a crime) will be light.

It remains to be seen if any of the partners so named would even be disbarred. Imagine the message these outcomes send to other lawyers - very little deterrent value for like crimes. If you or I, or organized crime figures did what these lawyers did, however, we would not have the automatic immunity of America's noble class.


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