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If Ken Lay were alive, he'd be a free man

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    Yeah ... that makes perfect sense.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It makes sense to me. You can't allow it to stand if he hasn't been able to exhaust all avenues of appeal, regardless of whether death was the reason.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He is alive, with a waist pouch filled with $6 million, dressed as a woman somewhere in Europe, laughing at America.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So his heirs can keep his ill-gotten gains... only in America...
  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Incoming ... donations to the Republican National Committee.

    YHS, etc
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The government can sue his estate.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    The thread title is misleading...
    It was dismissed because he DIED.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And winning the case, how, since the case was dismissed.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    What timing. I am watching "The Smartest Guys in the Room" right now.
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    No spoilers!

    Man, it doesn't look like anything's going to stop this Enron thing. These are some lucky employees!
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Slappy -- exactly right . . . and you give me 3-1 odds, I'll bet plenty the mf is alive.
  12. I read that yesterday and it put me in a foul mood the rest of the day.
    It is a crock of shit.

    The guy was convicted by a jury of his peers. Therefore he is guilty, pending appeals and a ruling which says otherwise.
    I'm sorry, but after being convicted it would seem you become guilty until proven innocent. Not innocent until all your fucking appeals have run out or you die.
    Now Lay's wife and family get to keep the ill-gotten gains - all because the guy died during an appeals process! What a country!

    Do this also work in criminal court?

    Can a man convicted of serial murder, who has not yet exhausted all of his appeals and dies on death row while awaiting execution, be cleared of his crimes?
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