Reader Poll: Should McCord Go to Jail?
A week ago, Rob McCord was State Treasurer. Now, he’s pleading guilty to two charges of extortion.
One important, but little discussed, fact that we’ve learned is that there’s no agreement on what McCord’s sentence will be.
Each count of extortion brings a maximum of twenty years in prison but it’s difficult to imagine McCord serving anywhere close to that amount of time.
In fact, it could be argued that having to resign and the public disgrace that comes with it is punishment enough (one very famous man who had to resign made just this case).
Still, Rob McCord broke the law and many will assert that he should be treated no differently than anyone else. Furthermore, given public doubts about government it could be argued that it is essential that McCord face a harsh penalty to restore some faith in our justice system.
So we turn to you, dear readers, should Rob McCord go to jail?
Should Rob McCord Go to Jail?
- Yes (58%)
- No (42%)