Bad: Financial advisor not charged because "it could risk his job"

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    Bad: Financial advisor not charged because "it could risk his job"

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    A firearm couldn't have prevented this, but it goes to show: BGs are everywhere, high and low.

    Hmmm...and I'm apparently a poet...

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    Somehow, it doesn't sit right with me. But the prosecutors are correct, in that the ability to pay restitution is going to be impacted. Of course, this should only have any impact if insurance isn't covering enough such that the person's financial money-making ability is going to have anything to do with it. To me, this just sounds like a wealthy felon who gets to skate on the charges that most everyone else would have to face.
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    I do not like this sweetheart deal at all. The perp deliberately left the scene of an accident that injured a man. In many states he would be looking at 10 years in prison. The prosecutor gave a fat cat a pass.

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    I'd be real interested in how he reported the damage to his vehicle. "I was parked at Pizza Hut and someone must have hit my vehicle!"
    I think they should throw the book at him, then sell his house and everything he owns to pay for the restitution.
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    The guy is probably a big contributor to the city and the prosecution offices. Who cares what he does for a living. A crime is a crime. If I hit you over the head with a brick and you only need 3 stitches, can I avoid prosecution and jail because I can afford to have your head stiched up? I think not!!!
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    Somebody KNOWS somebody...pretty clear. Perhaps a little media assistance could have helped...a civil suit seems to be in order.
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    Well, I don't need any other reason to never visit Eagle, Colorado!

    http://www.vaildaily.com/article/201...NEWS/101109939

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    "To me, this just sounds like a wealthy felon who gets to skate on the charges that most everyone else would have to face."

    Is this another 'bail-out' for the financial community?
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    This is a typical example of how the wealthy fit into an elite category of special treatments and laws (including taxes) set aside just for them. One hand washes the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D View Post
    Well, I don't need any other reason to never visit Eagle, Colorado!
    Why would this case cause you to avoid the area? Flaws in the legal system are present throughout the entire US. In fact, finding an area not affected by some sort of corruption in higher government would be rather difficult. Vail/Eagle is a beautiful area right at the base of the mountain, and i think you would be very pleased if you visit. Don't let one bad news story affect the way you live your life. Not trying to be rude or anything, just my $0.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djz87 View Post
    ... Flaws in the legal system are present throughout the entire US. ...
    Not a good argument. The degree of risk is not the same everywhere.

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