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Monday, November 8, 2010

To rich to be charged for a felony?

We already know about financial institutions to be 'to big to fail'. In Colorado we know have 'too rich to be charged with a felony".'

Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don't want him to lose his job.

Martin Joel Erzinger, who manages more than $1 billion in assets for Morgan Stanley in Denver, is being accused only of a misdemeanor for allegedly driving his Mercedes into a cyclist and then fleeing the scene, Colorado's Vail Daily reports. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, "lifetime pain."

But District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says it wouldn't be wise to prosecute Erzinger -- doing so might hurt his source of income

A hit and run, especially one that involved serious injuries is always charged as a felony. I have to therefore assume someone making $50,000 a year just covering expenses, cam afford to lose his income but not Erzinger, who, I am sure has more than enough stashed away and invested to last a lifetime, after he got out of prison, which is what would normally happen to someone in a hit and run that produced injuries severe enough to end Dr. Milo's career doing liver transplants.

If justice is truly blinf, it's only in one eye.

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