Lost and fallen people with extreme wealth can raise their own private armies. They can form corporations for this purpose.
Such people cam appear kind and generous. But this is the ultimate "con." "Con" is short for "confidence men." Nothing wins the confidence of men better than kindness and money.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 These people are false apostles (messengers/disciples). They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
A bribe acts as the ultimate blood oath. It is cemented by perhaps our greatest fear: "getting caught." Or worse... prison.
A spiritual bottom is what renegades need to turn their lives around. I believe that the worst thing Judge Kosik can do is withhold prison time from a person who so richly deserves it.
What would you call Mericle if he only got one year in jail?
The luckiest man alive.
What are we talking about? Hanging out with Bernie Madoff in at "Club Fed Pen" in North Carolina?
Corruption concentrates wealth among the few to hurt the many and the more deserving. Sending a message to Mericle that he is more invincible than he already is would be a disaster.