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U.S. Justice System Disparity Spelled Out In Two Headlines

The image is screencaps of two stories. The first is: 

Ex-Mortgage CEO Sentenced to Prison for $3B Fraud

The CEO of what had been one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage lenders was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for his role in a $3 billion scheme that officials called one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.

The 40-month sentence for Paul R. Allen, 55, of Oakton, Va., is slightly less than the six-year term sought by federal prosecutors.

The second is:

Homeless man gets 15 years for stealing $100

A homeless man robbed a Louisiana bank and took a $100 bill. After feeling remorseful, he surrendered to police the next day. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Roy Brown, 54, robbed the Capital One bank in Shreveport, Louisiana in December 2007. He approached the teller with one of his hands under his jacket and told her that it was a robbery.

The teller handed Brown three stacks of bill but he only took a single $100 bill and returned the remaining money back to her. He said that he was homeless and hungry and left the bank.

The next day he surrendered to the police voluntarily and told them that his mother didn’t raise him that way.

Brown told the police he needed the money to stay at the detox center and had no other place to stay and was hungry.

In Caddo District Court, he pleaded guilty. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison for first degree robbery.

Emphasis from the image.

I don’t think I need to say much more, do I?



“Think Bigger: 3 billion dollar theft gets man 40 months, 100 dollar theft gets another 15 years.” - @JPBarlow

Once again from ross’s twitter.

This is the very definition of injustice. And the problem is that’s it’s so fucking common.

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10 thoughts on “U.S. Justice System Disparity Spelled Out In Two Headlines The…”

  1. monique says:

    *le sigh* Looks like business as usual…

  2. m Andrea says:

    That is seriously awful. I didn’t see the problem just from the facebook notification. After all, one of those CEO’s who responsible for DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY finally gets three years jail time, that’s great, right?

    Uh, no. The second headline says it all. Sickening…

  3. m Andrea says:

    Innocence Project of Lousianna

    Governor of Lousianna

    Just send them a link to this page, please, will take you a less than two minutes.

    Yes I know the Innocence Project only do lifers, send them the link anyway. This is just a GROSS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE.

  4. m Andrea says:

    I sent it to Rachel Maddow. :) Gotta go back to work or I’d find more. Seriously, this is just INSANE.

  5. John P. says:

    Oh god damn it.
    Less really is more.

  6. D says:

    Just a quick note: Prosecutors did seek a longer term, and the case against Allen is part of a larger case against Taylor, Bean, and Whitaker, specifically Lee Farkas who owned TBW. I think they are using Allen against Farkas, who may get *300+ years* See

    So while I understand the implication, there is a mortgage executive who may well get a much longer sentence than Mr. Brown.

  7. hallie says:

    Where’s the mug shot of the CEO?!? We seriously need to know what these criminals look like.


    No, sadly. You don’t need to say any more.

  8. Kurt Peterson says:

    The CEO needs to get back to work, avoiding taxes and creating jobs for our hard-working finance graduates. It’s all for the greater good. I can’t believe all of you can’t see that.

  9. Bridget says:

    This is the most depressing thing I’ve seen in ages. Is there anything we can do? Can we send a donation to Mr. Brown somehow?

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