Conflict of interest

Recently two people who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the EPISD mess have had their feral sentencing delayed until next year.

Why?

According to a Times article the answer is “because the trial of six other ex-administrators charged in the EPISD cheating scheme has been delayed until February”.  Under their plea agreements they may be called to testify at that trial.

Huh?

Shouldn’t their sentence be determined based upon what they did, not what they will do at someone else’s trial?

Many of us see this for what it is.

What would you call it?

We deserve better

Brutus

5 Responses to Conflict of interest

  1. Haiduc says:

    Dear Brutus,
    I recommend you watch the TV show “Law and Order” because there is always a prosecutor background to get Mr. BIG,
    Regards,
    h

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Well maybe EPISD needs them to help JUSTIFY, SPEND, WASTE that BILLION$$$ Bond money?

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    • Great Idea, but...... says:

      There is nobody and nothing that can JUSTIFY the rampant SPENDING and WASTE! Voting against the largest, and most misguided, bond proposal in the history of El Paso.

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  3. Unfortunately Sometimes People Lie says:

    In a perfect world, people keep their word.

    Unfortunately, these people are liars and have done bad things. So if they agreed to testify against bigger fish in exchange for a recommendation for leniency, which happens all the time, I think it is reasonable to suspect that if the system grants the leniency before the person actually testifies, the person will now all of a sudden lie through their teeth on the stand. Happens all the time in mafia, drug and white collar crimes cases.

    So why does your employer not pay you your entire annual salary in one lump sum on January 1 of every year? Because some people would actually do the job while others would “take the money and run.”

    I think reasonable people would take the steps to ensure that people will do what they say they will do.

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  4. Deputy Dawg says:

    Standard operating procedure with the Federal prosecutors.

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