Friday, August 11, 2006

Former Wal-Mart Executive "Sentenced" for Theft

I am continually amazed by the greedy SOBs who run our country and our county's businesses. This guy, Thomas Coughlin, former #2 at the company (as Vice Chairman), stole around $500k from the giant retailer the same year he received about $4 million in compensation and had around $20 million in stock options.

And he got no jail time and only probation and house arrest. The judge decided that his health was not good enough to endure prison.

Who ever said anything about "enduring" prison? Is this reverse age discrimination? If he were a young, fit man, would he go to jail for years? Is that fair? Is it just? Is there any justice left in the world?