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(Yahoo)   You know, on second thought, maybe it WASN'T such a hot idea to give bail to a guy accused of scamming the government out of $600 million, who spoke several languages, had crossed the border 140 times in six years, and swore he'd never go to jail   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2017-06-26 2:36:15 PM  
Well he is a....
*puts on sunglasses*
Conn man
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2017-06-26 2:43:52 PM  
But he just seemed so trustworthy
 
2017-06-26 2:46:41 PM  
Let me guess, fat white guy?

Clicks link

Yep
 
2017-06-26 2:54:38 PM  
I wonder if they have a Cinnabon where he's at?
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2017-06-26 3:03:56 PM  

sithon: I wonder if they have a Cinnabon where he's at?
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Ok. It's been covered. I think we can close this thread.
 
2017-06-26 3:11:29 PM  
With any luck he has the Grail already.
 
2017-06-26 3:24:43 PM  
If you are going to steal, steal big.
 
2017-06-26 3:44:25 PM  
So know the courts are asking where the F*ck is Waldo.
 
2017-06-26 3:52:05 PM  

dletter: Let me guess, fat white guy?

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Yep


Of course. They don't give house arrest to just anybody, you have to be wealthy and white.
 
2017-06-26 3:52:52 PM  
No extradition treaty?

Someone wanna fire up Betsy's hubby's business?
 
2017-06-26 3:54:56 PM  
His empire crumbled when federal investigators uncovered he had been bribing a doctor and judge

Sounds like more than one judge.

He should really just come back, Trump might offer him a cabinet position.
 
2017-06-26 3:56:24 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: No extradition treaty?

Someone wanna fire up Betsy's hubby's business?


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2017-06-26 3:56:47 PM  
The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. He's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.
 
2017-06-26 3:59:11 PM  
so he stole 600 Million and they were only going to make him pay back like 90 ?

"he agreed to pay the federal government $5.7 million and to reimburse Social Security $46 million. A federal judge ordered Conn to pay $12 million in damages and $19 million in penalties to the government and two former Social Security employees who tried to expose the scheme. Conn also is facing a liability judgment from a class-action lawsuit brought by his former clients. "
 
2017-06-26 4:00:54 PM  

Tax Boy: The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. He's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgfpIV29Ccc
 
2017-06-26 4:02:57 PM  
Dr. Brody?

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2017-06-26 4:03:11 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: No extradition treaty?

Someone wanna fire up Betsy's hubby's business?


A former boss, also a lawyer, did this on a smaller scale and is in Thailand now, apparently.

The part I don't get is the cockiness about having to brag to the press.

My guy allegedly got our state AG,later governor, on the phone to tell the AG the allegations were all wrong and insulted the investigators.  WTF?
 
2017-06-26 4:03:39 PM  

Tax Boy: The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. He's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.


Shakes tiny, grail shaped fist.
 
2017-06-26 4:07:13 PM  

wejash: OtherLittleGuy: No extradition treaty?

Someone wanna fire up Betsy's hubby's business?

A former boss, also a lawyer, did this on a smaller scale and is in Thailand now, apparently.

The part I don't get is the cockiness about having to brag to the press.

My guy allegedly got our state AG,later governor, on the phone to tell the AG the allegations were all wrong and insulted the investigators.  WTF?


Sociopaths are wired a little different.
 
2017-06-26 4:08:54 PM  
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2017-06-26 4:09:43 PM  

wejash: OtherLittleGuy: No extradition treaty?

Someone wanna fire up Betsy's hubby's business?

A former boss, also a lawyer, did this on a smaller scale and is in Thailand now, apparently.

The part I don't get is the cockiness about having to brag to the press.

My guy allegedly got our state AG,later governor, on the phone to tell the AG the allegations were all wrong and insulted the investigators.  WTF?


Officer Bud White needs to get that guy on a kiddie raper beef.
 
2017-06-26 4:10:12 PM  
Last seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with his new client, Julian Assange.
 
2017-06-26 4:11:22 PM  
He bilked the government out of $600m and he still needs a job to support himself?  And yet he was smart enough to get to a non-extradition country?
 
2017-06-26 4:11:50 PM  
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2017-06-26 4:11:55 PM  

Tax Boy: The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. He's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.


He also had AIDS. :(

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2017-06-26 4:13:25 PM  
when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.
 
2017-06-26 4:17:27 PM  

baronbloodbath: Dr. Brody?

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Exactly.

// got lost in his own museum
 
2017-06-26 4:21:50 PM  
wow, he only had to pay back a tiny bit of what he scammed? Almost in the too important to go to jail class.
 
2017-06-26 4:22:19 PM  

Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.


"The money I sent overseas was money that has long since been spent," Conn wrote.
 
2017-06-26 4:24:03 PM  
Meh.
He's probably holed up in a Motel-6 in Sevierville, Tennessee.
 
2017-06-26 4:31:51 PM  

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Seriously, you know that the prosecution either got paid to be stupid or came by their stupidity naturally.  You have to hope someone's career track is torpedoed by this screw-up.
 
2017-06-26 4:32:15 PM  
FTA: "The paper reported Sunday that it tried to verify Conn's identity by asking him questions that only he could answer, including his Social Security number, which it obtained from court documents, and details about one of his marriages. He answered correctly, the paper said."

So they verified his identity by asking questions where they found the correct answers by checking public documents?  Seems legit.
 
2017-06-26 4:33:54 PM  
A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!
 
2017-06-26 4:37:50 PM  

dletter: Let me guess, fat white guy?

Clicks link

Yep


You missed "Flamboyant"  and "takes it up the ass"
 
2017-06-26 4:39:11 PM  

doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!


fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"
 
AOW
2017-06-26 4:44:12 PM  

Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.


Its a corollary to Stalins famous quote about one deaths a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic, there comes a point where you have stolen so much that most people cant visualize it anymore, when it comes to restitution the courts usually look at the staggering sum, at what the crook has left over, and realizes that there is just no way they will ever repay this and just goes after what they believe they can reasonably expect to get back from the perp, its not right, but in these cases its the best the court thinks they can do.


/Now releasing THIS particular turkey on supervised monitoring being the best idea.......
 
2017-06-26 4:44:16 PM  
The flamboyant disability lawyer Eric Conn...

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2017-06-26 4:50:58 PM  

Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.


The trick is to go big.  If you only steal a few thousand or so, they'll hunt you down and lock you away forever.  If you steal a few hundred million... then you get a slap on the wrist, write a best selling novel, and sell the movie rights while you live large.
 
2017-06-26 4:56:56 PM  

Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.


Crime pays awesomely.  Getting caught is what doesn't pay.  Unless you consider free room, board, and food every day for a few years to be payment.  In which case, even getting caught pays.
 
2017-06-26 5:02:46 PM  

Magorn: doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!

fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"


Did law school also teach better to be a white guy caught stealing 600 million dollars than a black guy?

/... selling loose cigarettes
//... driving in the wrong neighborhood
///... standing in front of a hotel
 
2017-06-26 5:03:00 PM  
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2017-06-26 5:03:12 PM  

Magorn: doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!

fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"


I don't think you understand quite what a writ of outlawry is.

Sure, you could bring them to court. Or you could just kill them, cut off the head, and toss it in a Coleman. Same reward.
 
AOW
2017-06-26 5:06:39 PM  

doglover: Magorn: doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!

fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"

I don't think you understand quite what a writ of outlawry is.

Sure, you could bring them to court. Or you could just kill them, cut off the head, and toss it in a Coleman. Same reward.


I'm ok with this
 
2017-06-26 5:06:43 PM  
Surveillance footage of Conn

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2017-06-26 5:09:43 PM  

darthaegis: With any luck he has the Grail already.


He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Conn 's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again.
 
2017-06-26 5:12:36 PM  

UsikFark: Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.

"The money I sent overseas was money that has long since been spent," Conn wrote.


Welp, the con-man said the money's all gone, and why would he lie?
 
2017-06-26 5:14:12 PM  

Court Dude: darthaegis: With any luck he has the Grail already.

He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Conn 's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again.


D*mn, I was Farked to the punchline at least four times.
 
2017-06-26 5:18:35 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: UsikFark: Ball of Confusion: when I was young, they tried to tell me that "crime doesn't pay" but everything I've learned since then says it does.

"The money I sent overseas was money that has long since been spent," Conn wrote.

Welp, the con-man said the money's all gone, and why would he lie?


He could be bluffing, sure. What really matters is whether or not the US can find the money and repatriate it, which shouldn't have anything to do with what he says.
 
2017-06-26 5:32:26 PM  

Magorn: doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!

fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"


So you're saying that the superhero movies/shows where the hero leaves the criminal tied up on the courtroom steps is plausible?!  Wow.
 
2017-06-26 5:39:39 PM  

doglover: Magorn: doglover: A writ of outlawry and a price upon his head!

fun fact you learn in law School: "the Court will generally not inquire into the manner by which a person appears before them"  In other words a Judge's answer to "Your honor someone kidnapped me in a foreign country cuffed me and stuffed me into an airmail bag and addressed me to this courtroom" will generally be "Yes but you're here now, sooo"

I don't think you understand quite what a writ of outlawry is.

Sure, you could bring them to court. Or you could just kill them, cut off the head, and toss it in a Coleman. Same reward.


My dream is to trick the President into signing me a Letter of Marque...  Now that would be awesome!
 
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