November 08, 2010

Money talks

Today we are not featuring a story about advertising or marketing, but a real life nightmare story out Vail, Colorado. As the Vail Daily had reported, an alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony charges because District Attorney Mark Hulbert seemingly thinks that the accused driver Martin Joel Erzinger (a director in private wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Denver) might get job problems if facing felony charges.

“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.”

Steven Milo who was hit by Martin Joel Erzinger's car said in a letter to District Attorney Mark Hurlbert: "“Mr. Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway. Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.”

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UPDATE: 7:30pm

Now the story is on The Huffington Post, Reuters, ABC News and New York Times and many more

So social media does work. :-)

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