December 1, 2011

Regarding the Nov. 29 front-page article on the Securities and Exchange Commission, “Judge rebukes SEC on Citigroup deal”:

Judge: Now let me get this right, counsel — you want the court to accept a plea offer in which your client will return 25 percent of what he took from the victim’s purse and the government will dismiss the charges against him? Where do you get the idea I would accept such an arrangement?

Counsel: I used to work for the SEC.

Jim Klimaski, Silver Spring