No word on whether the victim will be forced to pay for any damages to Mr. Erzinger’s Mercedes. A dented car can have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession.
A financial manager for wealthy clients will not face charges for a hit-and-run because it could jeopardise his job, it has been revealed.
Martin Joel Erzinger, 52, was set to face felony charges for running over a doctor who he hit from behind in his 2010 Mercedes Benz, and then speeding off.
But now he will simply face two misdemeanour traffic charges from the July 3 incident in Eagle, Colorado.
His victim, Dr Steven Milo, 34, is meanwhile facing ‘a lifetime of pain’ from his injuries.
But prosecutors claim the decision is theirs to make.
‘Justice in this case includes restitution and the ability to pay it,’ said District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.
He said Erzinger, a private wealth manager who manages more than $1billion in assets at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Denver, is willing to take responsibility and pay restitution.
‘Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger's profession, and that entered into it,’ he said.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Chalk up another victory for the rule of law in America:
Posted by O’Hollern at 1:55 PM