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Guest Post: Poor Thieves Go To Jail, Rich Thieves Don’t

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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics,

This is more surreal than Barack “I’ll Bomb Ya” Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

From the Mail:

A bank clerk who dreamed of becoming a model stole £46,000 from the tills — and spent it on plastic surgery and shopping sprees.


Rachael Claire Martin, 24, used the cash to fund a boob job, dental work and liposuction, as well as hair extensions and nights out.


She took thousands at a time from her Barclays branch in Liskeard, Cornwall, in an eight-week period.


Martin initially denied 25 counts of theft in 2010.


But on what should have been the first day of a week-long trial, she admitted a single charge of theft covering the full amount of £46,000.

Steal thousands from a bank? You face criminal charges, a trial and jail time.

When that same bank manipulates a $600 trillion market by rigging the LIBOR rate for profit? No criminal charges, no trial, no jail time.

In a better world people who rob a company engaged in a manipulative criminal enterprise like LIBOR-rigging would not face criminal charges. There is a case that this girl should be treated as a hero. In stealing the money, she was just getting back a tiny fraction of the money that Barclays stole by rigging LIBOR. And by spending the money at least she gave the money back to the public instead of stashing it away in the Cayman Islands.

I hope she achieves her dream of becoming a model. And I hope the LIBOR-riggers spend a very long time in jail — but in reality there’s not much chance of that.


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Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:54 | 2633368 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Plastic rice also provides an artistic element of texture to the Chinese citizenism roadside piles.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 03:16 | 2630913 torak
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Kinkey young thing.

The "S" in the "S&M" made her do it, the "S" probably being a Barclay upper management exec.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 05:32 | 2630980 Benjamin Glutton
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Before and after? The before pic is much better,imo.


Aziz, perhaps you might consider posting info on her defense fund as another poster suggested.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:15 | 2631005 strongband
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Her boobs are belong to Barclays

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:58 | 2631306 monad
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They have to wait their turn because her ass belongs to the crown. 

FREE Rachael! She's not a bankster, and now with all this excellent free viral marketing, she can easily make enough money to pay them back. With interest, and turn a profit. Go Rachael, go!


Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:22 | 2631007 Blond Viking
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"Steal a little and they throw you in jail.

Steal a lot and they make you king."


- Bob Dylan

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:49 | 2631027 Eddy Vluggen
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The original article had the black censor-rectangle on her face, not her breasts. Kind of hilarious to see where we put our priorities censorship-wise.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:52 | 2631032 Heroic Couplet
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The more hedge funds collapse, the more Rick Santelli will need to preach the euology.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 07:01 | 2631044 Freewheelin Franklin
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Boobies, bitchez.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 07:49 | 2631104 10mm
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Don't quit your day job honey.Oppps,you don't have a job.Nothing new here.Now send your kids off to war for the banker\Industrial machine.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:02 | 2631125 toomanyfakecons...
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Fake boobs are so yucky... but on the topic of "justice"... what makes me laugh is that we have an internet full of keyboard quarterback fear-bots who pretend that ultimate justice will never come for bankster-politicians, and that we don't have an 8 trillion pound gorilla sitting in the room... tens of millions of armed Americans, veterans, active-duty military, federal marshalls, and others who took the oath to defend the Constitution. When that gorilla cracks, there isn't an administration, a government, an army, or anything on the planet that it couldn't beat senseless and throw over a cliff. The virtual dissolution of the U.S. federal government, the arrests of thousands of top traitors, and the restoration of the Constitution would untimately benefit just about every non-crook on the planet, and it's coming, sure as the sun will cross the sky, it's coming. Oath fakers will be separated from oath keepers, and crooks will be separated from non-crooks on a global scale in the very near future... I can feel it in my bones, see it in the streets, and taste it in the air.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:38 | 2631228 AnAnonymous
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Immanent US citizen justice to come.

Which means, the least responsible you are for the current situation, the lesser impact you have on the current situation, the more US citizens will come for you.

Remember, peeps, US citizens are those people who claim that in order to solve an overconsumption issue, the non consumers have to be eliminated first. Will provide more space for US citizens to breathe.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:48 | 2631251 10mm
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Time will tell who will do what with regards of who took an oath.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:16 | 2631128 Lord Koos
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Small businesses are regulated to death, while mega-businesses are outside the law.  If an individual or small business breaks the law it's a crime, when a big business does it, it's "a scandal".

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:10 | 2631383 10mm
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Corporations can file bankruptcy at will,an indiviual,OHHHHH NO.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:27 | 2631198 shovelhead
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Poor dumb kid.

She could have saved herself serving some time by just losing the dork glasses.


Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:06 | 2631356 jay28elle
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I think you should start sporting a pair of those glasses.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:49 | 2631260 JPMorgan
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Justice is just-for-us.

The so called elite are exempt.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:08 | 2631364 SoNH80
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I guess Doc Martin's receptionist moved on into the banking world, now this.  Butterface/Tattooed/Bleach Blonde/Designer I-Phone Cover Bitch #3,452,222.  Next!

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:25 | 2631463 GMadScientist
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:11 | 2634124 firestarter_916
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She was hot beforehand, she should have just bought gold with that stolen money.

BTW, since she is hot, will she really serve time? You ought to write a post that ugly thieves go to jail but hot ones don't. For example, fat, white teachers who touch their students go to jail. Hot white female teachers who 69 their studly students end up in Playboy, not jail.

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