60 minutes – US lawyers and Integrity


The investigative TV news program 60 minutes did an interesting investigation  in 2014 that recently hit the airwaves. They went to test the integrity of lawyers and law firms about participating in very shady and possibly illegal hiding of money through services provided by those lawyers and lawfirms.
The results….uh, surprise surprise, not good, but… what most people expect:

“…12 out of the 13 law firms, including 15 out of the 16 lawyers, not only heard Ralph Kayser out, they suggested ways that the suspicious funds could be moved into the U.S. without compromising the [client’s] identity.”

Now expecting that this is what is going on daily in law firms is one thing, confirming is a whole other. Once it is evidenced then the next step is to ACT on the facts to force change for the better, right?
Well, that is all well and good, if you don’t consider the other tidbits.
Did you know:

“They don’t send the lawyers to jail, because we run the country.”

That’s a quote.
Here’s another:

“We’re still members of a privileged, privilege class in this country.”

Ah, so true and bonus points for admitting the obvious that no one talks about and no one is fighting to change:

“We make the laws, and when we do so, we make them in a way that is advantageous to the lawyers.”


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