• he CEO of what had been one of the nation's largest privately
held mortgage lenders was sentenced Tuesday to more than
three years in prison for his role in a $3 billion scheme that officials
called one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.
Thé 40-monthyentence for Paul R. Allen, 55, of Oakton, Va., is slightly
less than the six-year term sought by federal prosecutors.
Homeless man gets(Á5
yearsfor stealing
A homeless man robbed a Louisiana bank and took a $100 bill. After feeling
remorseful, he surrendered to police the next day. The judge sentenced him to 15
years in prison.
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    • One stole to help him survive, the other to have a bigger number
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    • White collar crimes should have the same punishment as blue collar crimes.
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    • I read the article before this got stole. From reddit. The ceo was being used for the fraud and had no idea it was happening, and was just being used as a pawn. The homeless man robbed a bank with a knife and threatened stabbing people, took $100, felt bad and turned himself in and because it 1/2
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    • Judges typically give homeless people extended sentences with chance for parole so that they have a place to stay.
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    • The homeless man, Roy Brown, was handed 3 stacks of bills (estimated ~$3000) and took only one $100. He gave the rest back to the teller and was claimed to say "im sorry but im hungry and desperate". The next day he took the cash to the police department and surrendered.
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    • It’s better to be in prison than be homeless, you get a bed a toilet and 3 meals a day
      mwwq1 30 jun
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    • You think this is bad. Look at the whole Wells Fargo ordeal. They literally scammed people out of money an unsecured investments and then when they got caught the executives fired lower level employees and managers while taking the kickbacks associated with the scam. And the company is unscathed.
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    • Just goes to show that you can get away with anything so long as you can grease a few hands. The masses will always be forced to suffer under the thumbs of the economic elite as long as we live in a country with light sentences for white collar crimes
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    • We lost justice the moment money became a major factor in our judicial system.
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    • We need to limit the amount of legal power money gets you. We don’t need communism or the destruction of capitalist society, we need to stop corporations from being able to create laws just cause they have money and stop rich people from paying off bails for what is effectively pocket change to them
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    • To be fair, violent crimes such as robbery have harsher convictions
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    • 15 years of free meals and housing dosent sound bad for a homeless man
      cerally 1 jul
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    • stories like this are the reason the news only reports on covid 19 and 'peaceful' blm protests
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    • I never understood why fraud? You’re already fucking rich, why get richer. If I had $100m I’d honestly just live comfortably, still work my job, by a $250k home on a piece of land, use my employment to pay utilities, and donate to charity once in awhile. Hell might even give a couple homeless vet
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    • Bank robbery is a federal crime bruh 10 years minimum and Louisiana has much more strict laws on it
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    • My bio dad r*ped and m*lested my two siblings and my bio mom and I for eleven years and he beat the shit out of us and I almost died of starvation twice and he got 18 months
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    • That’s just not true tho. Stealing less than $1000 will only land a misdemeanor charge.
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    • Fraud is not a violent crime. Robbery can very easily involve violence witch would make the crime much worse
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    • First off, 3b guy only played a role most likely not doing anything aggressive while $100 guy robbed a fucking bank most likely armed
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    • Whats the bums background? Career criminal? That affects your sentencing...... lrn2law. A good lawyer knows the law, A BETTER LAWYER KNOWS THE JUDGE.
      kanep0e 1 jul
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    • I know this is not the point BUT is it 15 years in a low security prison? Because that sounds like a great deal for a homeless man, plus he’ll receive treatment for his mental health
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    • Some info: In Louisiana, stealing, but leads the victim to believe that he does have a weapon, carries a min sentence of 3 yrs to a max of 40 yrs. Unknown if he had priors, but he needed money to stay at detox center. The guy became CEO when the fraud was already happening. So worked with police.
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    • The first one had the money to “talk” to the judge . Burn the rich! ^(^~^)^
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    • One for fraud and the other for robbing a bank. It's not the money it's the crime
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    • Not to sound like a rude or anything, but at least he has a roof over his head and food to eat. He would also have recreational things to do in prison but it depends on what he thinks about his sentence
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    • Remember George Carlin folks. The real owners of this country cause this shit. Not Trump, Pelosi, Biden, or McConnell. They are all OWNED by the wealthy who make sure they continue fucking you and taking every last penny youve got.
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    • To be fair, the poor man stole 100 dollars and got 15 years of free healthcare, food, and shelter
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    • Read the full articles rather people before you sheepishly follow this shit
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    • Glad to see y’all defending billionaires
      mxriel 1 jul
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    • Cmon baby eat the rich
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    • Hold up, The homeless man TURNED HIMSELF IN, and he STILL got 15 years?! Jesus fuck, youd have to be a cold hearted cinic to so that. That judge is gonna be working for satan to discuss the torture new ppl coming in get. Thats so evil, hes not just gonna go to hell, hes gonna work there.
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    • Ok but this doesn’t give the full story. 1. First degree robbery, under any circumstances, carries a 3 to 40 year sentence. He still got screwed, but not as badly as he could have been. 2. The fraud was both non violent, had been ongoing before the guy took office, and his sentence was mitigated by
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    • Wait, actually that's good. Now he's not homeless and has food and a place to sleep and shower and people to talk to.
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    • What’s funny is that there are a good number of homeless people who will rob places just to get a place to stay for a bit, there was a story of a homeless man who pretended to have a fake gun and told the cashier to call the cops, it’s not uncommon but y’all act like jail is awful
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    • Im just glad hell have food and water, but fuck the rich
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    • Now he has a place to live for 15 years
      Dvs_Green 30 jun
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    • What. The. Fuck. 3 B dollars compared to 100 homeless lives matter
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    • Guys you have it all wrong... he was homeless he just got a home with food and everything he needs for the next 15 years... and it only cost him $100
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    • Well no shit. Guys like the CEO own the fucking government. And not in a professional, business kind of way, but a kinky, BDSM, I OWN YOU BITCH kind of way. Do as your Master commands, little bitch politicians
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    • I thought Paul Allen was chopped up bu Patrick Bateman with an axe in his NY Apartment
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    • God I hate the government
      JaKobeV8 2 jul
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    • Better lawyers makes all the difference
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    • He probably just wanted a place that fed him for free since he could’ve easily stole more and chose to only take one bill. Plus you can sell almost any gun for more than $100.
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    • Tbh they gave the homeless man a sort of home
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    • Robbed, as in threatened a person to get it
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    • I mean women get 63% less prison time then men even when they commit the exact same and women are less likely to go to jail at all when committing a crime so let’s do something about that too
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    • The homeless man one is complete bullshit
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    • Does anyone know if this homeless man did this crime so he could go to jail and have 3 meals a day with a bed? I’m not saying it’s right but I’m just saying it could be a reason as to why especially if the man asked for a longer sentence just so he didn’t have to worry about anything.
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    • PG&E of California was found guilty of manslaughter and all they have to do is pay a fine.
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    • Ya’ll really not gonna read into these and form your own political narratives on this. I honestly feel like this just about sums up how shallow we all have become
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    • It's post like this that have created a lot of problems in our country.
      GLoomis 1 jul
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    • Half these comments are literally people defending a 40 month sentence for 3 billion in fraud. This country is steaming pile of shit
      Xaethron 1 jul
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    • Ok I’m not positive, but I think that that homeless guy was actually hoping to go to jail so he could get his basic taken care of so a long sentence kind of makes sense. He gave the money back and waited on the curb for cops to show.
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    • You think that's bad? Our gov knew about Corona in January and then sold all of their $500mil stocks before going on stage and telling the world that covid is nothing to fear
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    • Nowhere does it say it was armed robbery you fucking retards. But it doesn't matter anyway these fraudsters are ruining people's lives just as much as the armed robber has a chance of hurting people. If you've never been defrauded of your life savings shut the fuck up.
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    • You’re mad that a homeless man has free housing and food for years?
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    • I don’t know the full story but I doubt the ceo actually committed a crime. Yes it’s fucked up and ethically wrong, but ethics and law are very different things
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    • Are we going to free this homeless guy or what?
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    • Ok. So you cannot just read the first paragraph in each story, and make an assumption. You have no idea, if the homeless guy could be a felon. & maybe has been in and out of the prison system. The guy was money laundering, what do you want?Do you want him to go to jail for years? Y’all assume 2 much
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    • Big corporations bitch about big govt and taxes but then ask Mr. Govt to bail them out. Why do they tell us to plan for a rainy day? They should be doing that.
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    • If anything it probably helped the homeless dude he has free room and food for 15 years
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    • Robbing a bank is also a federal crime, not saying anyone is in the right, but say he stole $100 worth of shit from Walmart that's a misdemeanor up to $999, anything over 1k is a felony
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    • Homeless guy now gets regular food and medical care
      brockho 1 jul
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    • One was messing with the numbers while the homeless man robbed a bank which involves threats
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    • Did research he’s still in there lets free this man 451 supporters free roy brown
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    • You should probably also consider the fact that yeah, he got 15 years, but hes homeless, and he almost definitely went to a minimum security prison. He got a nice place to stay and 3 warm meals a day for 15 years. He didnt get a punishment, he got an upgrade
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    • Well let’s put it this way, if someone figures out how to steal $3B...then they are high IQ chads. Companies like FB and other techs will pay top dollar for mr smarty pants
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    • Ones a scam, ones armed robbery (done very poorly at that) enough rich people hating, don’t be so fucking jealous because they have money.
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    • I'm sure the homeless guy ain't mad 3 hots and a cot, free college classes,employment programs when he gets out, free medical care and a gym. Yeah hes doi g pretty good
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    • Yeah but richboy is getting turned out in federal
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    • I hate shit like this that doesnt give all the info and tries to push some shit agenda. 15 years for a armed robbery is normal.
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    • Slightly less? Bitch that’s half as much
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    • Fraud vs robbery tho, depending on what he did in the robbery could be more time, I believe?
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    • Free roy brown
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    • Free roy brown
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    • Yes, that's why it's called justice! Because it's just us! :)
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    • There’s a huge difference here, the homeless man possibly put lives in danger. Other dude was just a scammer. You ask me they both should’ve gotten more time though.
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    • Imagine posting headlines to create a false narrative XD
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    • Let's see Paul Allen's card.
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    • Fun fact: Patrick Bateman kilIed Paul Allen
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    • Any white collar crime valued at above 2.7 million (the average lifetime wages of an american) should be treated as capital punishment.
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    • *sniff sniff* I smell... bootlickers. Bootlickers everywhere
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    • Having a good lawyer and making a plea deal
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    • It’s common behavior, and it happens all the time, that when we are devoted to someone’s pleasant appearance and sweet deeds we tend to over look their not so good qualities in behavior and self.
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    • Ifunny is still communist, seeing as you deleted my original comment.
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    • Lets see Paul Allen try to get a reservation at Dorsia now
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    • Good lawyer vs no lawyer...homeless guy probably had priors as well
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    • Homeless man probably did it on purpose just to get free food and shelter and access to sports/recreation and friends who all share the same disposition as him. Everything he didn’t have while homeless.
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    • oh my fucking god the homeless guy did an armed robbery in a bank. Please.
      Pinkly 1 jul
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    • land of the free, but what the fuck's free?
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    • $100 billion, it says so in the paragraph below the headline
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    • A few nights ago I was sitting at a busstop when a homeless man came up to me and asked if I wanted to give him head.. me not wanting to be rude.. continued
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    • Robbing a bank is prolly worse.. he didn’t just get through the glass and take a bill lmfao had to do a lot more crimes
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    • One is fraud, one is armed robbery, there is a big difference.
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    • Well if the "homeless" man robbed a bank that is a crime up to 25 years with more if he was armed or not. The penalty for embezzlement is 3-6 years. Its not a matter of rich vs poor. Its the fucked up system vs us
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