Friday, October 28, 2022

Sometimes Lawyers Are Punished

Although it is rare, sometimes lawyers are punished. In Minnesota several attorneys have been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud

There a lot of layers to just how bad and unsurprising this is. 

First off, as far as I can tell, the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (LPRB) only took action until after the lawyers were charged. This is "normal" for the LPRB as they virtually never discipline attorneys until after they are charged by law enforcement.  Which just demonstrates what a farce self-enforcement is. 

Secondly, several chiropractors were also recently charged for similar fraud. Unsurprising. To be a so called "doctor" of chiropractory all you need to do is graduate from a chiropractic school. To graduate pretty much all you need to do is pay the bill. Chiropractory is not a medical science. It is an alternative to medicine. Its was invented, according to its inventor, when a ghost informed him of it. Like traditional Chinese medicine (which Mao cynically promoted simply because he could not afford real medicine for the populace) it has at best a placebo effect. Just like faith healing. Although to be fair, the placebo effect is real. 

Thirdly, it is hardly shocking that insurance fraud exists. Or at least it should not be. It is easy to do and quite financially rewarding. Other areas were fraud is rampant include automobile repair, roofing, and small business expenses. It isn't that all these areas are 100% corrupt but crime is very commonly committed. And sadly tolerated. 

Nothing, however, is quite as bad as family law. 

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