Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The American Justice system.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to stealing 91 lobster tails from an Atlantic City casino's kitchen by cramming them into his jacket and backpack. He's been sentenced to four years in prison.
Anthony Jones took the frozen lobsters from Bally's Atlantic City in February and tried to sneak them out in his jacket and backpack. A security guard monitoring a surveillance camera noticed his clothes were unusually bulky, and stopped him.
He pleaded guilty to burglary on Friday in a deal with prosecutors, who dropped additional charges.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. — A juror in the corruption trial of former state Sen. Vincent Fumo says she is baffled by the 55-month sentence handed down this week.Counselor Myrna DeVoren of Haverford is among those who convicted the Philadelphia Democrat of all 137 counts. The jury believes he defrauded the state senate and two nonprofits of millions.
DeVoren says she is "surprised and baffled" by the sentence, which amounts to 12 days per felony. Federal prosecutors say they may appeal. U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter sharply cut Fumo's sentence from the 15 years they sought and the 20-plus years recommended in a probation report. Buckwalter says he gave Fumo credit for his extraordinary public service.
Extraordinary public service? You mean the part where he stole and profited from being in office? That public service.
So, let that be a lesson to you. If you're going to steal lobster tails, you're better off stealing money from non-profits.
Four years in prison for lobster. 55 months for 37 felonies as a State Senator.
Talk amonst yourselves.


susan said...

You cannot have cocktail sauce with State Senator.

Kcoz said...

Our elected officials appear to say "Fu*k You" more and more to us...Stop paying your taxes, demand accountability and make it a mandatory life sentence for ANY publicly elected official who is caught stealing from the people.

Firestarter5 said...

Vincent Li, the psychopath who cut the head off the person sitting next to him on a Greyhound bus in Canada was deemed 'clinically insane' so he wasn't found criminally responsible for his actions. In fact, there is even a microscopic possibility that he could someday be released, and he would have no criminal record to show. That's called getting away with murder.