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And Justice For All

Ah, what a quaint notion – justice for all. Wake up, people. We live in a plutocracy.

From the Vail Daily in Colorado:

Alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony

A financial manager for wealthy clients will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because it could jeopardize his job, prosecutors said Thursday.

Say, what?

Bicyclist hit from behind

Milo was bicycling eastbound on Highway 6 just east of Miller Ranch Road, when Erzinger allegedly hit him with the black 2010 Mercedes Benz sedan he was driving. Erzinger fled the scene and was arrested later, police say.

Erzinger allegedly veered onto the side of the road and hit Milo from behind. Milo was thrown to the pavement, while Erzinger struck a culvert and kept driving, according to court documents.

Erzinger drove all the way through Avon, the town’s roundabouts, under I-70 and stopped in the Pizza Hut parking lot where he called the Mercedes auto assistance service to report damage to his vehicle, and asked that his car be towed, records show. He did not ask for law enforcement assistance, according to court records.


Sounds serious.

So, who’s this Milo character?  

Milo, 34, is a physician living in New York City with his wife and two children, where he is still recovering from his injuries, court records show.

How badly was he hurt?

Milo suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and damage to his knee and scapula, according to court documents. Over the past six weeks he has suffered “disabling” spinal headaches and faces multiple surgeries for a herniated disc and plastic surgery to fix the scars he suffered in the accident.

“He will have lifetime pain,” Haddon wrote. “His ability to deal with the physical challenges of his profession – liver transplant surgery – has been seriously jeopardized.”

So, according to court records as reported by the Vail Daily, a financial manager runs down a bicyclist, a liver transplant surgeon, and runs away and then tries to cover it up. But that isn’t serious enough for a felony charge according to the prosecutor.

I wonder what could have influenced the D.A.’s  decision?

Erzinger, an Arrowhead homeowner, is a director in private wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Denver. His biography on states that Erzinger is “dedicated to ultra high net worth individuals, their families and foundations.”

Erzinger manages more than $1 billion in assets. He would have to publicly disclose any felony charge within 30 days, according to North American Securities Dealers regulations.

“Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession, and that entered into it,” Hurlbert said. “When you’re talking about restitution, you don’t want to take away his ability to pay.”

Say hello to your overlords, folks. They have most of the money, and will soon have it all. They control the courts. And they will soon gain full control over our elected officials with the help of the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling.

If you have any complaints, please take them up with management.


  1. Shaun Appleby

    I’m guessing we are near a tipping point on the perception of the Wall Street elite, frankly, which may catch many in both parties flat-footed.  Did you see Palin’s attack on the Federal Reserve leaked to the National Review today?  

    Looks like the Tea Party Caucus is picking its first fight with the establishment wing of the party.  Heh.  There’s going to be some squirming among bank-friendly Republicans in Congress shortly.

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