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Colonel Panic
Member # 1200
 - posted July 05, 2006 19:23
http://money.cnn.com/2006/07/05/news/newsmakers/lay_death/index.htm?cnn=yes

Let's just say you're a seriously rich guy. And you swindled people out of billions of dollars. And your 300+ love letters to a man is now President of the United States are public record. And that President is known as one of the biggest scam artists to walk the planet.

Now if you were such a rich man, and you were going to be sentenced to the rest of your natural life to prison, how much would you pay a coroner to say, "Hey, this guy's dead!"

Colonel Panic
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted July 05, 2006 19:55
While I understand your cynicism CP, I don't share it in this case.

A few years ago, there was a long list of aussie 'entrepreneurs' who got caught, and suddenly became too ill to stand trial, or to return to oz from the beach resorts they'd been visiting, or developed Alzheimers disease and couldn't remember the details of their business dealings. It was widely believed that these people were faking their illnesses, until several of them dropped dead. (ok, so the guy who mysteriously recovered from Alzheimers once his trial was over was faking it)

It seems that getting caught is bad for your health.
 
YaYawoman
Member # 4505
 - posted July 05, 2006 20:27
Know what Col? When I first heard today that he died I thought something similar.

But then I decided that it would be ok if he did. With all the people that got screwed over and a$$pounded by enron there would be nowhere he could go that someone would not find him. Hehehehe. What is that word I am trying to think of? Oh yeah, a home grown grass roots rendition. So additional charges:faking death, bribing govt official,illegal whatever plus sentencing for old charges. Kinda hope he did. That would be worth a large popcorn with extra butter.

On further reflection though he seems the sort to wimp out and let others take the fallout and grief. Doesnt surprise me he did keel over. Orange just wasnt his color. He seemed more of a winter/cool shade sort.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted July 05, 2006 20:42
Colonel...chill out. By the way...the VA laptop was returned safe and sound. Oh, and the data analyst that you ripped to pieces had been authorized to take it home. As I said before, he wasn't a $5/hr person, but a competent person who had very bad luck. (To that note, there should have been better safeguards in place, but that's not his fault, that's the fault of his employers.)

Oh, and my thoughts when I saw the story on /. were "Good fscking riddance to him." Let's let the money be reclaimed and redistributed fairly, and no more federal tax money spent on this dead lowlife.
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted July 05, 2006 22:18
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
As I said before, he wasn't a $5/hr person, but a competent person who had very bad luck.

Actually, I'd say he had very good luck.

At a time when his employer was pointing the finger of blame at him, and was just about handing out invitations to a lynchin', he was able to produce written proof that he had permission to work on that data at home.

As someone who was recently in a similar position, I can assure you it's a good feeling to be able to walk into a scheduled lynching, announce "My boss is a lying backstabbing bastard" and then show written proof. [Wink]
 
Callipygous
Member # 2071
 - posted July 06, 2006 01:23
I seem to remember that after the guilty verdict Mr Lay said that the only judgement that that mattered was the one delivered by the Almighty. Do you think that this egregious piece of hubris might possibly have irritated the man upstairs, who then decided to grant him his wish? [Wink]
 
canadiangeek
Member # 4946
 - posted July 06, 2006 03:44
quote:
Originally posted by Calli:
I seem to remember that after the guilty verdict Mr Lay said that the only judgement that that mattered was the one delivered by the Almighty. Do you think that this egregious piece of hubris might possibly have irritated the man upstairs, who then decided to grant him his wish?

I love it!
That's the best thing I've heard all day

Oh, just to let you all know, he died an innocent man.
Under American statute, if the defendant is appealing the court's decision, and dies before he faces the first round of appeals, all of the charges become voided.
 
stevenback7
Member # 5114
 - posted July 06, 2006 07:30
nice --- its good to know there is still some good in the world. [thumbsup]
 
God
Member # 2398
 - posted July 06, 2006 08:08
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I seem to remember that after the guilty verdict Mr Lay said that the only judgement that that mattered was the one delivered by the Almighty. Do you think that this egregious piece of hubris might possibly have irritated the man upstairs, who then decided to grant him his wish? [Wink]

Hee, hee, hee... He's safely broiling downstairs...
 
Cap'n Vic
Member # 1477
 - posted July 06, 2006 10:20
I don't think it is unfathomable (sp?) that Lay is still alive. I mean the guy is a convicted fraudster, what is one more. He no doubt has the money and the means to dissappear. Fuck, if I was him and looking at 25 years in a PMITA prison I'd fly the coop too.
 
Mac D
Member # 2926
 - posted July 06, 2006 10:53
Is this going to turn into one of thoes things where every one and there mothers are going to see him and talk to the National Enquierer about it and they are going to photo shop some pictures of him in odd locations?
 
Mac D
Member # 2926
 - posted July 06, 2006 11:08
quote:
Originally posted by God:
Hee, hee, hee... He's safely broiling downstairs...

Since I have you here God, One question. Where you created by Man?
 
Cap'n Vic
Member # 1477
 - posted July 06, 2006 11:46
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
Is this going to turn into one of thoes things where every one and there mothers are going to see him and talk to the National Enquierer about it and they are going to photo shop some pictures of him in odd locations?

Pfffft!
 
Colonel Panic
Member # 1200
 - posted July 06, 2006 16:47
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
Is this going to turn into one of thoes things where every one and there mothers are going to see him and talk to the National Enquierer about it and they are going to photo shop some pictures of him in odd locations?

I saw him at a Burger King in Kalamazoo last night, and no, I wasn't with my mother.

I rather fancy Mr. Lay will now retire to "Elvis Isle," with Marilyn Monroe, (the movie star), Elvis (the Skipper), JFK, (the Perfessor) etc., etc., etc. ...

CP
 
Callipygous
Member # 2071
 - posted July 12, 2006 08:11
quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
Is this going to turn into one of thoes things where every one and there mothers are going to see him and talk to the National Enquierer about it and they are going to photo shop some pictures of him in odd locations?

Yes
 




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