I wrote earlier, in the post “An EBS Easter Egg”, about one of the surprises in my book, Blogging Enron, which has caused a lot of response from readers.
Well, there is another thing in the book which seems to have generated a lot of interest and response from readers — it is the "Postscript” to my book in which I included a list of reforms needed in the American white collar criminal justice system.
That list of justice system reforms came from Enron Broadband Services (EBS) defendant, Rex Shelby, who battled the federal prosecutors of the Department of Justice for nine years and who was the last person in the Enron-related cases to settle his case. So the list comes not from an attorney, but from a layperson who has seen the faults of the system up close and personal as they were applied to him!
I wrote in my introduction to Rex’s list:
“… Rex asked if I would be willing to include a list of reforms in white collar criminal law that he has been discussing with people as they have contacted him about EBS. I had no idea what to expect, but when he sent me his list, I was doubly delighted! Rex’s list of reforms is succinct, but hits many of the key shortcomings in the American practice of white collar criminal law. And, once again, the list complements this book perfectly because it summarizes most of the legal practices I have questioned in these pages.”
Rex calls the list his “Dirty Dozen” list of reforms because he forced himself to limit the list to his top dozen. I have received lots of positive responses to Rex’s list, and I will use the points in the list as the basis for several future posts on this blog.
For many readers, Rex’s list has been another great surprise, kind of like another dozen EBS Easter eggs!