From Pine View Farm

The Rich Are Different from You and Me 2

They get to hit and keep on running:

District Court Judge Frederick Gannett accepted the plea bargain in the hit-and-run case against prominent Denver wealth manager Marty Erzinger Thursday, sentencing him to one year of probation and 90 days in jail for running down cyclist Dr. Steven Milo with his Mercedes and then leaving the scene last July.Get out of Jail


Haddon (the victim’s attorney–ed.) argued that the deal, which included two misdemeanor charges and no felony charges, wasn’t appropriate.

“I submit that in these kinds of instances, prosecutors can, should and do require felony pleas,” Haddon said.

Full Disclosure: I did not make the connection to this earlier post when I posted this Wednesday.

H/T Karen for the link.



  1. Karen

    December 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    If this guy has known for 3 years that he has “sleep apnea”, as I’ve heard, then I would like to know why he still had a drivers license.

    I know from personal experience if a person is epileptic & has seizures, they lose their license until they can prove that with medical intervention, they have gone 3 years without a seizure.

    But, then again, the rules that apply to the people I know don’t apply to the rich.

    What I do know is the doctor from New York will take him for a small fortune in the civil suit that will follow shortly.

  2. Frank

    December 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Sleep apnea is something that happens after you go to sleep.  It doesn’t put you to sleep.

    I know; I have a very mild case of it.

    In this courtroom, sleep apnea was spelled b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.