Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
Actually, Rob, you would have to push for criminal charges, because no one else is. As for the civil part, you would need to file the lawsuits. It is all in your hands.
Steve Jobs had a net worth of over $10 Billion and Bill Gates has a net worth over $80 Billion. Shouldn’t you adjust your expectations?
You’re making my point, Anonymous. $500 million is a mountain of money. But given what we are talking about here, it is a 100 percent reasonable number.
If you truly didn’t believe that anyone was going to be bringing criminal charges when this gets written up on the front page of the New York Times, you have nothing to worry about. I hereby promise NOT to take any action whatsoever to bring criminal charges or to encourage others to bring criminal charges.
I’ll tell the truth about what happened, to be sure. But if no one else pushes for criminal charges, there will be no criminal charges. I talk about criminal charges because I want to bring the nasty side of this to a full and complete stop before the lengths of the sentences grow even greater. That’s my part in this. I would be 100 percent happy if there were no prison sentences. I don’t believe that it is going to play out that way. But it is fine with me if it does.