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Morgan Stanley Wealth Manager Will Not Face Felony Charges for Hit-and-Run

From The Huffington Post:

A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don’t want him to lose his job.

Martin Joel Erzinger, who manages more than $1 billion in assets for Morgan Stanley in Denver, is being accused only of a misdemeanor for allegedly driving his Mercedes into a cyclist and then fleeing the scene.

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7 Comments

  1. StevilNovember 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Spread the word and sign the petition.. Also, you’ll want to read the amendment at the end of the article. This title is misleading. http://criminaljustice.change.org/petitions/view/da_mark_hurlbert_dont_drop_felony_charges_against_hit-and-run_wealth_manager

  2. RobertNovember 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Exactly as Stevil is saying, the title is misleading and the article has been amended to say that the current charges are better for the victim and not based just on the drivers job.

  3. Joe PeraltaNovember 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

    That Huffy Post article is so garbled it belongs in the round file. The victim wants justice, the DA wants to clear the case as cheaply as possible.

    But what’s never mentioned – most motorists flee the scene because they’re impaired and know the consequences. Cops know this, but the driver’s excuse for fleeing wasn’t even mentioned.

    Impeach ‘em all. Their god will sort them out. Meanwhile don’t depend on justice or the press to fix anything after the fact.

  4. RKMNovember 9, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Vail Valley Voices: DA explains controversial plea bargain

    http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20101109/EDITS/101109849/1021&ParentProfile=1065

  5. Joe PeraltaNovember 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Is there a reporter in the house?

    Thanks for the link, but the DA’s self-serving explanation doesn’t explain why he didn’t charge the driver with the maximum felony plus appropriate misdemeanors, instead of sluffing it off with a plea bargain.

    And it raises a serious question – “since there was no alcohol or drugs involved”, why did the driver leave the scene and turn an “accident” into a possible prison sentence? Does it mean he evaded arrest for long enough to get off with a couple of midemeanors after driving drunk and crippling a cyclist and fleeing the scene?

    Getting this kind of doubletalk and evasions straightened out is what reporters get paid for, or used to.

    Finally, isn’t this the same area with the little town that outlawed cycling?

  6. DebbieNovember 10, 2010 at 8:53 am

    •Do the Right Thing
    •To the Right People
    •At the Right Time
    •For the Right Reasons
    .. Is that your mission statement? REALLY ! !
    Maybe you shpuld change that there scooter.
    here is an idea..
    •Do the Right Thing
    •For the Rich People
    •Turn a blind eye to justice
    •Because I can

  7. Colorado Hit-And-Run Driver Avoids Jail « Urban VeloDecember 17, 2010 at 9:47 am

    [...] a follow-up to this story, Channel 7 News reports: A judge sentenced a hit-and-run driver who plowed into a cyclist in Vail [...]

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