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".

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha ha IA...

Yes ... on a relative scale the drug cartellians operate in a more profitable and independent manner...

Wall Street is affixed to the teat of government... MJW and LT are the current nursemaids...waaaaaa...

Independent Accountant said...

Anonynous:
If you haven't, read my 9 November 2008 post, "Moscow vs. NY Justice". You need a few more laughs! Hahahaha, waaaaaa!

Junior said...

But Dad! They DID request FAILout money!
http://jraccountant.blogspot.com/2008/12/crack-dealers-plea-to-paulson-help_09.html

Happy New Year!
Jr

Independent Accountant said...

Junior:
I stand corrected. Thank you. Read the post referred to here. You need a good laugh.

"Pop"

Anonymous said...

...biglawitis...

Here there and everywhere...

Uhmmm...