Friday, 13 July 2012
Response 5: Rough justice
“I hereby sentence you to a minimum term of 12 years imprisonment”. Bang, the gavel went down sealing my fate. Hard to believe that just a year ago I was soaking up the sun in Barbados, reaping my rewards for the business I’d worked so hard to build up.
Just 10 years ago, Rincon Enterprises was a bedroom operation. Today, it’s a global fashion brand employing 10,000 people. My thoughts are with my staff and their families as I’m led away from the dock. I wonder what will become of them in the fallout.
Exiting the courtroom, I’m accosted by baying reporters, photographers blinding me with their flashing bulbs. I had nothing to tell them. Why should they believe the real perpetrator has walked away scott free?
Nope, the buck stops with me. I approved the restructure to an umbrella company. My corrupt FD must be rubbing his hands gleefully.