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Saturday, September 20, 2008

SCARY

Just how close was the world wide financial system to a total collapse? 
Closer than anyone knew. The title to the post links to the article. 

From the Article:

“When you listened to him (Treasury Secretary Paulson)  describe it you gulped," said Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York.

As Senator Christopher J Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, put it Friday morning on the ABC program “Good Morning America,” the congressional leaders were told “that we’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system, with all the implications here at home and globally.”

Mr. Schumer added, “History was sort of hanging over it, like this was a moment.”

When Mr. Schumer described the meeting as “somber,” Mr. Dodd cut in. “Somber doesn’t begin to justify the words,” he said. “We have never heard language like this.”

Pretty scary.

Congratulations to Dan Lurvey and Andrea (Andy)  Cunill for their JOA this week representing a Police Officer before Judge Orlando Prescott. Well done. The officer was charged with the very very serious crime of failure to obtain Worker's Compensation Insurance for his private security company.  My lord. If a rash of these crimes continue the very fabric of society may render. Thank goodness we have a State Attorney sharp enough not to look the other way in these exceptionally serious cases. 


Suicide Pool: Get your picks in Very hard week. We may have to go with that suicide pool killer the Seahawks. Also, tough week for picks. We may just sit on our bankroll and drink tequila this weekend.  Rick Freedman checks in with the Giants over the Bengals. But as we all know, Rick will change his pick just before kick-off, as he has successfully done the past two weeks. His original teams both lost. This week, the Giants seem the play,  but we used them last week. 

See Ya Sunday for our selections. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard the cop had some serious charges that were dismissed and that the State pursued theses relatively minor charges to make sure a "bad cop" loses his certification from FDLE.

Fake leon firtel said...

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Anonymous said...

joa at the felony level is embarassing. If your that low on evidence, drop the charges.

Anonymous said...

Dan is awesome and sexy in a scarey sort of way.

Anonymous said...

wow....there's a huge surprise....career still a prosecutor orlando prescott dismissing a criminal case against a cop. Big O must have been all confused... "what, a police officer on trial? that's not fair! i must do justice here and exercise my discretion..." would never happen to anyone else "for a jury to decide," pencil neck used to say when he was on the government's federal dole....

Anonymous said...

Rump,
if an employee of the private security firm had been injured and sued the police officer for not having worker's compensation insurance, i have no doubt that you would have posted something like, police officers once again think they don't have to follow the rules that everyone else does. Yes, they got a JOA, good for them and their client, but do you think that this police officer will ever allow his worker compnesation insurance elapse again?

Anonymous said...

AL MILIAN gets a DUI!!!!!!!!!! i cant imagine how self righteous he will be saying how the cops mistreated him.

rump/lurvey are you and chris defending big al?

Anonymous said...

Steven "The Rifleman" Flemmi is expected to testify on Monday in the Connolly Trial. Lets see if the weird chick with the camera phone tries to take his photo during testimony and freak out the jury the same she did during John Martorano's testimony. Is she keeping them as screen savers?

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Anonymous said...

Rump,
Are you saying that the SAO should not fulfill its constutional obligation to prosecute worker's comp fraud?
I don't know anything aobut the case, so I can't comment on the sagicity of prosecuting that particualr case. But I do know that worker's comp usually involves illegal check cashing stores. And I know that illegal check cashing stores are an absolute scourge on our community as they enable many crimes, white collar and otherwise. In addition, illegal check cashing stores have been directly linked to terrorist organizations. And they are ubiquitous in South Florida. So any prosecution that might indirectly hit this problem is probably worthwhile.
And this isn't even considering that worker's comp fraud is a crime against the commonwealth in that injured workers have a right to expect that their employers have provided for their insurance, so fraud in this area takes from all of us ultimately.
Your attitude, unfortunately, is shared by numerous judges who see violent crimes every day and begin to rank crimes. Thus, those who prosecute white collar crimes in state court face an uphill battle in trying to curb the pervasive fraud that plagues our community as many see our work as secondary to those who prosecute violent and career criminals.

Spiderman said...

Hey 8:24:

You're a dodo. It wasn't fraud...but thanks for the diatribe. They went after him for failing to OBTAIN WC insurance. And if the case was so swell and stellar, they wouldn't have gotten JOA'd. As a former ASA...I can say, with no reservation, that getting JOA'd in felony court for proof shortcomings (being viewed in light most favorable to the state) is unacceptable and embarrassing. BTW, who was the pinhead ASA who filed/tried that bomb?

So, again, 8:24, you're a dodo...please do yourself a favor and stay anonymous. Happy Sunday.

Anonymous said...

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