On another note,

Former geologist sentenced to six years in prison for assay fraud

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/David+Baines+Former+geologist+sentenced+years+prison+assay+fraud/7841963/story

Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/bullboards/messagedetail.aspx?p=0&m=32045094&l=0&r=0&s=BGM&t=LIST#QWfdfp8szihShKQu.99


So six years for perpetrating a $260 million fraud.  Not bad work for only 6 years. 


Does the court even begin to realize how many years this fraud may have taken away from the poor smucks who invested their hard-earned money in Southwestern? 


Sure, investing in the markets is a gamble and those who participate should understand there's risk of losing everything, but when such a fraud is committed by those who are supposed to be trusted, then 6 years for stealing who knows how many years for victims that were tricked and robbed of their livelihoods, is nothing IMO.


6 years is not only a slap in the face to the victims, but it's quite enticing to any other potential 'crooks-in-waiting'.  JMO