NBA Benefits Fraud

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Ah.... I didn't see it because someone I have on ignore posted it.
     
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    Telfair still making news?
     
  4. UKRAINEFAN

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    I thought you were talking about our intellectual ex-players, Sebastian, Ruben and Darius!
     
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    I hope they get sentenced like anyone else but it's fucking criminal of the government to put people in jail who aren't a danger to society. Fine the shit out of these guys, make them work off the fines doing whatever job they can get (i.e. some regular ass job) and put them on probation so they can't party. That shit should be enough of a punishment from the criminal side of things and let the league go after them in civil court to recoup the damages.

    The idea of a bunch of people taking up tax dollars to serve jail time for this kind of shit is fucking absurd.
     
  6. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Meyers Leonard claimed to be a basketball player, defrauding the NBA out or dozens of millions....
     
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  7. BlazerBeav

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    These guys are so dumb. They submitted the same claims, on the same day, for the same location. I just cannot.
     
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  8. BlazerBeav

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    Jesus. They didn't steal a god damn bag of chips - they stole more money than most of us make in at least a year at our jobs (good for you if you're reading this and that's not the case). If everyone was doing that it would absolutely be a danger to society. White collar crimes should absolutely be prosecuted to the full extent of the law - that goes for rich athletes, corporate execs, whatever.
     
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    Thus we imprison more people per capita than any other country... it's brilliant.
     
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    red herring....the incarceration rate isn't because of white collar crimes, it's because of drugs
     
  11. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    I thought his first name was Enrique?
     
  12. WesleyMatthews

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    I disagree, jail time is a fitting punishment and good deterrent for fraudulent crimes.

    If the only deterrent is a fine nothing stops people from doing these activities, keeping most of their assets as cash and fleeing to different states.

    Now if the people charged admit what they do and agree to plea bargains I'm fine with some of them possibly not going to prison very long if at all. The guy who orchestrated this thing should certainly go to jail. Anyone fighting it should go if convicted.
     
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    I'll just add, there is a very real chance financial fraud happens that never leads to a conviction. So those times when a conviction happens definitely need large punishments.

    If someone only has a 20% chance of getting caught, but then when caught only has to deal with inconvenient fines and community service its a risk more people might take.

    If getting caught means spending years in jail, I think many will decide not to take that risk.
     
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    This is why I am a great believer in asset forfeiture laws. For purely financial crimes, remove the incentive (and require restitution). Save those expensive prison cells for violent offenders.
     
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    Are prison cells really overflowing with convicts from financial crimes? I suspect its an insignificant strain on the prison system.

    But Martha Stewart going to prison certainly showed many people the risks of insider trading, I'm all for that.

    This being a high profile case again warrants possible prison time for those convicted.

    But even if it was people that are not high profile, I'm all for white collar crimes having some cases where prison sentences are possible.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Why can’t I see this thread! #Classic
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I did...deleted my post ...realized who Milt was....well...time to find another assistant to help Chauncey...need fo Sheed!
     
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