Warr is a Republican, but I have no doubt that significant numbers of people from both major parties and some unaffiliated folks besides have been up to tricks like this. Lock ’em all up.
The real fraud, however, likely rests with corporations, not individuals. In times past we hanged looters from the lampposts. Perhaps it’s about time we started doing the equivalent with corporations (chartered, after all, by the public) that steal from the taxpayers — revoke their charters, confiscate their assets and leave their board members and officers to the tender mercies of the stockholders. I think here in North Carolina you could use the public-nuisance statute if there isn’t a more direct mechanism.
This law-and-order Republican thinks it’s time we stopped coddling criminals.