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Old 03-24-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Somewhere in one or two or three of my threads and/or comments, I have indicated that too often [and I do not think I am the only one who feels the same way] that there are one set of rules for the less wealthy and another set of rules for the more wealthy - and those set[s] of rules also are intertwined in our judicial system.

I am glad to see that on occasion, justice does prevail appropriately. This is, certainly, a sad, senseless and preventable crime that should not have occurred at all.



Florida millionaire found guilty of DUI in man's death - CNN.com
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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Somewhere in one or two or three of my threads and/or comments, I have indicated that too often [and I do not think I am the only one who feels the same way] that there are one set of rules for the less wealthy and another set of rules for the more wealthy - and those set[s] of rules also are intertwined in our judicial system.

I am glad to see that on occasion, justice does prevail appropriately. This is, certainly, a sad, senseless and preventable crime that should not have occurred at all.



Florida millionaire found guilty of DUI in man's death - CNN.com

I agree and admit I was waiting for the loophole or other "tricks" the high priced defense would pull to get him acquitted.

For the reasons you gave, I was skeptical there would be a guilty verdict.

What does that say about our justice system when we EXPECT such things?
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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I thought he would walk too. What is really sad about this entire case is ... he could have saved Scott Wilson.

It will surprise me if he serves more than one year.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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I thought he would walk too. What is really sad about this entire case is ... he could have saved Scott Wilson.

It will surprise me if he serves more than one year.
Is the judge sentencing him?

It's too late for a deal. He might get a stiff sentence.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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I remember this case, it was not long after the drunk high school student from an affluent family in Palm Beach Gardens killed a pizza delivery man with his Porsche. That kid got five years in a "country club", special jail for "young" offenders...he will be out in less than a year.

As for Goodman, same thing, I see a big show of being sentenced for a jail term, but no minimum, he will go in, and quietly get released in a year or so...
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Is the judge sentencing him?

It's too late for a deal. He might get a stiff sentence.
Sentencing hearing is set for April 30 he is facing 11½ to 30 years in prison. The judge did revoke his bail bond and he is back in jail so perhaps we have a wise judge on the bench here.

His biological children are suing or have lawyered up, attempting to overturn his adoption of his girl friend. That will cut into their inheritance.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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It will surprise me if he serves more than one year.
Agreed... it's the people with money that get off with slaps on the wrist while if it had been you or I we'd be in prison for the next 50 years.

Gotta love our justice system.
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