Always Be Prepared
Touching story in yesterday’s Providence Journal: Apparently, the friends of John Cicilline, brother of the Providence mayor, had a little going-to-jail party for him, in order to keep his family from suffering financially from his conviction as a justice-system-manipulating shake-down lawyer. This line added some comic relief:
“It was a nice event to help a guy going through a tough time,” said [Lawyer Peter] Rizzo. “Nobody can plan for a federal indictment.”
Why not? Families plan for and insure against all sorts of contingencies. Developing some sort of backup would seem to be particularly advisable for somebody knowingly engaged in illegal activities.