Friday November 22, 2019

Drumming up sympathy for a white-collar crime

The sentence handed down this week to the former Anglo Irish Bank boss fitted his crime

24th June, 2018

No criminal charges can be brought against anyone in Ireland – even the bankers of the Celtic Tiger era – for the perceived sins of arrogance or avarice. The courts can’t punish displays of incompetence, ineptitude or indiscipline. Deliberate recklessness might be a reason, in certain circumstances, to pursue criminal conviction, but only if there are breaches of existing company laws. Stupidity, vanity and displays of pride or fear don’t cut it either as reasons...

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