These people should resign confessing their failure, and turn the organisation over to others. "End it with our heads held high." sounds a lot like suicide to me. I wonder what their books really look like, and whether the stipulations of various endowments make it possible to pay generous severance packages to the leaving management, while they move on to more lucrative positions. I do know Mr. Campbell is a master of self promotion, and has made a name for himself in ads supposedly promoting the Opera, while I can't name single singer or conductor under contract.
Whatever Bob Filner has done, this circus is disgraceful. The idiotic pretense of concern for the victims privacy should fool no one. This story will be known, and I tend to believe accusers in these matters, but those who admit to hiding important facts should spare us their opinions. Let any accusers come forward with facts, and let's respect those accusers. I can't respect those who demand resignation for a secret crime, and the public threat to share secret facts unless demands are met disgraces completely. If these facts concern a crime, they can't be lawfully withheld. And if they don't, what are we talking about?
Finding fraud is not that hard, usually the interest rate offered is unreasonable, and the books are unreadable. I'm sure you have lost count of the con artists you have spotted that way. Many like Madoff, are found out when they can't raise requested funds. Let me correct myself however, because you have a point. Let's say anyone with experience cracking local, relatively small schemes, is qualified to take on Wall Street cases, they don't need to be Wall Street lawyers. Perigrine or Dominelli were no different than Madoff, except add two zeros. These cases are tough and frustrating, and that's another reason for using career prosecutors.
Matthew Lickona 3 p.m., July 25
Don Bauder 1:30 p.m., July 25
Jeff Smith noon, July 25
Robert Lang 11 a.m., July 25
Don Bauder 10:30 a.m., July 25
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Mike Madriaga 9 a.m., July 25
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