Will You Sign My Petition? Justice Matters. I Should Know, I’m a Criminal Mastermind!

Will You Sign My Online Petition? It’s called:

The $2,200 Man Speaks: No More Kangaroo Courts at the SEC. Give Defendants Access to Real Judges in Real Courtrooms.

I wanted to let you know about a We the People petition and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its creation, the White House will review it and respond!

You can view and sign the petition here:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/2200-man-speaks-no-more-kangaroo-courts-sec-give-defendants-access-real-judges-real-courtrooms

Thanks for raising your voice!

Here is what the petition says:

The $2,200 Man Speaks: No More Kangaroo Courts at the SEC. Give Defendants Access to Real Judges in Real Courtrooms.

When the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to charge someone with fraud, they may lose their business, their career and reputation in addition to paying crippling fines. Yet, under the current system such defendants do not have the right to defend themselves in a real courtroom in front of a real judge. Instead, they must attempt to defend themselves in front of an SEC staff judge who is not bound by the same rules of evidence, procedure or due process as the real Article III courts. Furthermore, their right to an “appeal” is only a legal fiction, an appeal to the SEC Commission, the same agency that pays the prosecutor and the judge in the case.

This system breeds corruption and unfairness. Small-time defendants lose everything, while “whales” avoid prosecution with huge fines.

 

Author: Eric D. Wanger

Eric has nearly 30 years of experience as a creative and entrepreneurial professional in roles ranging from general management, team leadership and project management to technical rolls in IT, software development financial services and law. He has run business units, managed teams and delivered projects for established global enterprises and as the founder of a number of startups. Over his nearly 30 years at work, his job titles have included Board Member (public, private and non-profit), President, Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Research, Chief Investment Officer, Fund Manager, Software Developer, Securities Analyst, Web Designer, Systems Integrator, Investment Advisor, Fundraiser, Consultant and Attorney. As a software consultant, cloud based, mobile app software as a consultant to one of the world’s leading electronic medical records companies (Cerner). As Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research for a startup financial services firm (Wanger OmniWealth, LLC), he developed a proprietary, risk-based holistic reporting platform for wealthy families and a set of allocation models based on it. He has developed automated trading systems for equity and equity ETF's. Between 2002 and 2013, Eric served as a portfolio manager of the Long Term Opportunity fund (small/micro-cap equities), the Alternative Fixed Income Fund (blend of exchange traded and privately negotiated debt) and as the strategist and founder (with Ralph Wanger) for the Income and Growth Fund (multi-asset class dividend strategy). Eric was a senior investment analyst at Barrington Research Associates (Chicago) covering technology and business services. Prior to that, Eric was a software, communications, and technology analyst for the Edgewater Funds, a private equity/venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management. Before joining Edgewater funds in 2000, Eric worked in Silicon Valley providing consulting, training, and software development to early-¬stage firms. Between 1991 and 1996, Eric was a principal consultant at EDW, Ltd, a firm he founded to provide software development, training in rapid software development techniques (NeXT), and systems interoperability consulting services for large multi-vendor and distributed computer networks. EDW's clients included such companies as Fannie Mae, MCI, Swiss Bank Corp (UBS), Chrysler, Merrill Lynch, Apple Computer, Stanford University, and The Acorn Funds. Eric received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California Bar. He was co-founder and managing editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. Eric was awarded a National Merit Scholarship in 1981. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-¬Champaign and received a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2005. Eric lives in Chicago with his three children and a fat English Labrador retriever named Casper. He enjoys classical and jazz piano, hiking and aviation. He is an instrument rated pilot. Eric serves as a trustee for the Acorn Foundation and is active at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

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