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CONVICT ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU; CONVICT ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME-A CASE STUDY

A few months back, I detailed the many factors that need to be considered when contemplating a plea deal and even went into explaining why the system is inherently unfair. For those who missed it, here are the links to those entries.
http://www.whitecollarguru.com/2016/12/to-plea-or-not-to-plea-that-is-question.html
http://www.whitecollarguru.com/2016/12/to-plea-or-not-to-plea-part-2.html
http://www.whitecollarguru.com/2017/02/no-one-ever-said-it-was-going-to-be-fair.html
This is important considering the following story that just happened to someone who I spent time with at the Miami camp.

The original case goes back to 2010. There were a few clubs in Miami Beach that were owned by individuals of Russian descent. Essentially, they arranged for girls to come from Russia, flirt with potential targets and get them drunk. These "bar girls" would then bring the targets back to the Russian owned clubs where they would order more drinks and would be so incapacitated that they did not…

LAKEWOOD TAKEWOOD

Many of you have seen the many recent arrests in Lakewood which has, inclusive of today resulted in over 25  arrests. A brief synopsis of the allegations can be found here http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2017/07/12_more_lakewood_residents_charged_in_massive_welf.html Now for those who do not know, Lakewood is a primarily Jewish Ultra Orthodox town in Northern New Jersey. Many of the residents do not work and do depend on government assistance, Unfortunately, Lakewood has also been home to some serious financial frauds and even a large Ponzi Scheme. As I Jew, and yes one who has been to prison, I am disturbed by these allegations.

Let me be very clear. These are merely allegations and conjecture at this time. I state first hand the 90% of what is written in the papers in not true, and that is being generous. I am not saying this is "Fake News", but as in most cases, the journalists tend embellish. After all, scandals sell papers, and the more scandalous, the better. Now I k…