Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Drug Cartels and the Courts
"The case of a South Texas paralegal who allegedly leaked information to members of a violent drug cartel is highlighting fears that networks are using bribes to reach into the U.S. halls of justice. Federal authorities allege that Joel Carcano Jr., a college-educated paralegal, unlawfully provided confidential information to the Texas Syndicate drug mafia. ... But the case underscores the threat posed by violent gang memebrs who are willing to bribe their way inside the U.S. justice system, according to The (McAllen) Monitor, which reported on the case in Sunday's editions. 'There's a lot of money in the drug business,' said Jack Wolfe, a criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. 'Sometimes, I think the temptation may be too much for some people'," my emphasis, Houston Chronicle, 8 December 2008.
Compare this case to Mary Jo White and Linda Thomsen's, my 23 October 2008 post. Consider Wolfe's comment. I ask, has Wall Street less money? The drug cartels are good at what they do; they are better run than Wall Street! Have any of them asked Congress for a trillion-dollar bailout? The drug cartels just need to hire the "right" attorneys to get things "fixed".