The recent convictions and lengthy prison sentences for numerous corporate executives -- people who are worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars -- raise a simple question: Why didn't they flee to some tropical paradise? Isn't it better to flee and be deemed guilty by the public then to stay and be declared guilty by a jury? The reason why more corporate defendants are not "lamming it," may be that few fugitives ultimately succeed in either living an enjoyable life or avoiding punishment.
White-Collar Defendants' Attempts to Flee Justice Rarely Work
The Legal Intelligencer
July 27, 2007
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