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Re: NorVergence Founders Fined For Fraud

Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:12:21 -0400 wrote:

>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And prison usually only results if
>> you are not rich also. PAT]

> The government went to a lot of trouble to send Martha Stewart to
> prison for a much lesser crime. A few years before that Leona
> Helmsley went to prison. I wonder why the government isn't devoting
> its resources to these guys who, after all, hurt a lot more people.

> There are more well-to-do people in prison than you'd expect Their
> cases don't make the major headlines so we're not aware of them.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I should correct what I said earlier.
> Prison usually results if (a) you are an innocent person who cannot
> afford an attorney; or (b) the government is especially aggrieved by
> your actions, which is to say takes personal affront at your actions
> or statements. Both Martha Stewart and Ms. Helmsley fell into that
> (b) second category. They both felt they were 'too good' (i.e. special
> or different); they both were prone to sassing at the government
> from time to time. Their sass did not go unnoticed. PAT]

My wife got to spend 2 years on a federal grand jury. Misleading them,
not talking to protect someone else, or lying will get you in trouble
faster than most of the crimes that start an investigation.

And that favorite, "I can't remember ..." to questions like what did you
live in during the last year.

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