Thursday, July 06, 2006

ken lay is still critically dead, but his estate is alive and well

It kind of irks me that Kenny Boy's apparent death not only allows him to avoid prison, it could also void his conviction and make it impossible for the government to seize his assets. Isn't that truly, truly convenient?

Because if instead of swindling billions of dollars out of customers and employees and investors, Ken Lay had made $50,000 selling pot, the feds would have seized all of his possessions AND all the possessions of his wife and kids and parents and sold them off just on the SUSPICION that they had been bought with drug money. The very wealthy who cause serious economic damage (and who can afford to lawyer up), get treated more nicely. Ain't fair.