Those arrested were charged with crimes dealing with selling body parts to selling influence and laundering money.
The U.S. Attorney's Office stated:
"The list of names and titles of those arrested today sounds like a roster for a community leaders meeting," he said in a statement. "Sadly these prominent individuals were not in a meeting room but were in the FBI booking room this morning."(CNN). My question now is whether or not a post awhile back is now ripe for review and further consideration?
In a statement, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said: "Any corruption is unacceptable -- anywhere, anytime, by anybody. The scale of corruption we're seeing as this unfolds is simply outrageous and cannot be tolerated."
In that earlier post the issue of accountability of Bush II regime members was mentioned in the context that some coming prosecutions would be a mere cover up to take attention off the larger wrongs.
The prosecutor's statement in today's case, "The scale of corruption we're seeing as this unfolds is simply outrageous and cannot be tolerated", describes the Bush II crime scene to a T, but when an empire is degenerating such crime is called "policy differences" and that type of accountability is shunned as if it were the plague.
I suppose we can hold out hope that this widow's mite prosecution really does have heart and is not a token cover up for the massive crimes of the century that are not yet being addressed.