Get ready to be pissed to the point of wanting to break stuff:
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, Colorado’s Vail Dailyreports. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, “lifetime pain.”
The reason for the reduced charges?
“Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession, and that entered into it,” Hurlbert said. “When you’re talking about restitution, you don’t want to take away his ability to pay.”
“We have talked with Mr. Haddon and we had their objections, but ultimately it’s our call,” Hurlbert said.
So the guy is to well off to face what the law wants?
Change.org already has a petition up to reverse this decision. I also think this moronic DA should be fired from his job and have his law license strip.