A typical tactic to perpetuate an illegal scheme and deflect any government enforcement that was meant to prevent it, was the formulaic management and manipulation of the rube bureaucrat. The law firm partners would figure out which rube bureaucrat would be just *SO* impressed to be taken to The Metropolitan Club by a corporate lawyer in an expensive suit. Once there, surrounded by premium whiskeys, broad laughter on jokes about Occupy Wall Street and talk of exclusive vacation communities, the rube bureaucratic or middle-class politician was star-struck. Sometime after the second $35 drink, they would feel comfortable - part of it - enveloped in an elite world of smart rich guys who were rich only b/c they were smart - not b/c they were criminals. And *they* wanted to be smart too - so they believed them and made dismissive condescending jokes about the whistle blowers and IRS Enforcement. The rube bureaucrat leaves thinking; "Aw shucks! These guys are klassy! They’re the real deal! They would never be committing fraud on a non-profit! They’re not the ‘type’ who would need to!". And the corrupt law firm was free once again to perpetuate a scheme so obvious, so coarse, so base — that everyone continued to assume it was beneath them.
— From the book “Kindergarten Cartel” by Seema Kalia, coming this fall. Watch Kickstarter.com for advance copy information.
June 28th, 2012: No they haven’t apologized, Yes the IRS is still investigating Trinity School, NYC, Yes, we’re still suing them until they apologize. If you have been told otherwise, you’re (still) being lied to. #libel #fraud #Wachtell #self-dealing