Monday, March 10, 2003

Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains; those who steal from the public treasury go dressed in gold and purple.
-- Marcus Porcius Cato - (Roman Statesman - 190 B.C.)

What About Three-Strikes-and-You're-Out for Corporate Criminals?

California officials want the energy companies, including Reliant Resources Inc., Williams Cos., Dynegy Inc., Mirant and Duke, to pay back the $9 billion they stole from Californians by overcharging. A theft millions of times as large as either Ewing's or Andrade's remains unpunished and largely undeterred.
· Unpunished Goannas [CommonDreams]