Guest Post: Poor Thieves Go To Jail, Rich Thieves Don’t
by John Aziz
This is more surreal than Barack “I’ll Bomb Ya” Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.
From the Mail:
A bank clerk who dreamed of becoming a model stole £46,000 from the tills — and spent it on plastic surgery and shopping sprees.
Rachael Claire Martin, 24, used the cash to fund a boob job, dental work and liposuction, as well as hair extensions and nights out.
She took thousands at a time from her Barclays branch in Liskeard, Cornwall, in an eight-week period.
Martin initially denied 25 counts of theft in 2010.
But on what should have been the first day of a week-long trial, she admitted a single charge of theft covering the full amount of £46,000.
Steal thousands from a bank? You face criminal charges, a trial and jail time.
When that same bank manipulates a $600 trillion market by rigging the LIBOR rate for profit? No criminal charges, no trial, no jail time.