Pubdate: Tue, 16 Jul 2002
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2002 Detroit Free Press
Author: Robert Pegler
Bookmark: (Asset Forfeiture)


Why are we so upset about making sure crooked CEOs who lied about the value 
of their stock go to prison? Ivan Boesky, who made $200 million on the junk 
bonds scandal, got a fine of $100 million and spent a few years in prison. 
When he got out he had $100 million waiting for him.

Big drug dealers have the government take away their homes and cars because 
they are ill-gotten gains. What is the difference between a drug dealer who 
ruins a person's life and a CEO who loses a person's life saving because he 
was greedy?

Let's send them to prison -- but make sure that when they get out they have 
a cardboard box waiting for them, not a $4-million home.

Robert Pegler Plymouth Township
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