Jon Corzine should be in jail for this MF Global business. But he won’t. Says Esquire’s Charles Pierce:
Criminal investigators can bust the Russian mob. They can break up drug syndicates. They doggedly run ‘roided-up pitchers into court. Twice. They beat hell out of Napster. But set them down amid the financial-services crowd and, suddenly, they can’t find a whore at high Mass. (Yeah, yeah. “Look on the altar.” Ya bastids.) At this point, it is clear that people like Corzine, and Lloyd Blankfein could put on masks and start sticking up fruit stands all over lower Manhattan, and get away with it because of ”the difficulty in prosecuting crimes like these.”
He won’t beat the clink because of Obama, or because he’s a Democrat, or because he was Governor of the State of New Jersey. He won’t go to jail because he is rich, and the rich live by different rules than you and I.