District Attorneys rent out their letterhead to debt collectors, split the shakedown loot

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25 Responses to “District Attorneys rent out their letterhead to debt collectors, split the shakedown loot”

  1. Sagodjur says:

    Yeah, this doesn’t have conflict of interest written all over it…

    Maybe some of the DA’s will turn around and go after the debt collectors for violating debt collection laws by partnering with the DA’s in the first place, so the DA’s office can collect an even bigger part of the payments.

    • msbpodcast says:

      Yeah, this doesn’t have conflict of interest written all over it…

      Yeah, but what are you gonna do? Call the cops?

      When the rule of law get taken over by private interests, its time to look elsewhere for a place to live…

  2. Matt G says:

    Seems SLAAPy.

  3. Boundegar says:

    The public square has been for sale for decades. Why is this story even surprising?

  4. austinhamman says:

    well guilty til proven innocent is so much more convenient, you just have to make the accusation and you can put the burden of proof on them, much simpler that way.

  5. Halloween_Jack says:

    Yet another checkmark on the Life Imitates Snow Crash list. (This specific thing wasn’t in Snow Crash, AFAIK, but that whole general public-sector-becomes-privatized thing is definitely in play.)

  6. stephenl123 says:

    Looks like false impersonation and fraud to me.

  7. is there an american institution that is not broken ?

  8. connie1946 says:

    “strong-arm debt collectors” is tautological.

    Debt collectors always strong-arm!

  9. Davidktd says:

    This is now happening in the uk. The last bastion of impartial law has been tarnished!!

  10. Thorzdad says:

    I swear, the US is becoming more like Jennifer Government with each passing day.

  11. Clevername says:

    Aren’t most of these fellows elected? This sounds like a good reason to vote.

  12. martin bento says:

    Could any lawyers say: wouldn’t this be possible grounds for disbarment?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Do you even have to be an attorney to become DA? There are parts of the US where you can be voted in as a judge without any credentials.

  13. abstract_reg says:

    Dickens comes to America again.

  14. Amelia_G says:

    Wish the USA could switch from paper, snail-mail checks to bank transfers (and then force the banks to stop fake-delaying and charging excess fees for the transfers). Switching to free fast bank transfers would be good economic infrastructure.

  15. This is just plain disturbing. It is disgusting to see lawmakers and public servants drop down to this level and throw the book down the drain in exchange for a few bucks. There is almost nothing you can do to fight such collectors unless you have the law on your side. Citizens would be helpless.

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