I discussed here the compelling facts alleged in the complaint against Standard and Poor’s filed by Los Angeles US Atttorney André Birrotte, Jr. Now let’s look the legal claims, and try to explain why there is no criminal prosecution.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday January 9, 2011 1:50 pm|
COMPLAINT United States District Court DISTRICT OF ARIZONA United States of America v JARED LEE LOUGHNER DOB: xx/xx/1988; United States Citizen DOCKET NO. MAGISTRATE’S CASE NO. 11-0035M Complaint for violation of Title 18 United States Code 351(c); Title 18 United States Code 1114 and 1111; and Title 18 United States Code 1114 and 1113 COMPLAINTANT’S [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 2, 2010 8:45 am|
Given the mounting evidence that BP was using a negligent well design and proceeded with attempts to close the well in spite of signs of looming disaster, I do hope the Department of Justice gives due consideration to the deaths that such corporate negligence may have caused. Treating those 11 deaths with the seriousness it deserves may well be the only thing that might teach BP a lesson here.