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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-10 03:14 PM
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Martin Erzinger, Morgan Stanley Wealth Manager, Won't Face Felony Charges for Hit & Run
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Source: Huffington Post

Martin Erzinger, pictured, allegedly struck a cyclist with his vehicle. He will not face criminal charges due to the district attorney's concern for Erzinger's career. A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don't want him to lose his job.

Martin Joel Erzinger, who manages more than $1 billion in assets for Morgan Stanley in Denver, is being accused only of a misdemeanor for allegedly driving his Mercedes into a cyclist and then fleeing the scene, Colorado's Vail Daily reports. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, "lifetime pain."

But District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says it wouldn't be wise to prosecute Erzinger -- doing so might hurt his source of income. Here's Vail Daily:

"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."
"We have talked with Mr. Haddon and we had their objections, but ultimately it's our call," Hurlbert said.



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This is the decision by the Denver, CO district attorney. In today's "justice" system, money increasingly trumps all else, including black letter law.
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