The Corner

Re: Martha Piece

McCarthy’s piece is good to a point, and is written form the perspective of a good prosecutor, but it lacks context. Prosecuting people for lying about crimes the government cannot prove — in this case “insider trading” and manipulating stock values to the detriment of shareholders — is perverse. Stewart would never have had that meeting with the government had she not be threatened with prosecution for crimes she never committed. This kind of prosecutorial manipulation … has always troubled me.


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