Following high school, I attended Drake Business School in 1947. One of the courses I took was Business Law. There were basic tenets in law, which set the standard for our studies. One of the primary ones was “Fraud in the inducement. An intentional perversion of truth to induce another to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right”.
Today I read about cases in which political, business people and the clergy who are accused of crimes use excuses, which are fallacious. “I was set up. My boss did it and made me take the rap. The prosecutor/detectives/cops made up the whole thing to get a conviction.” Most of the cases come back to “fraud in the inducement”.
The recent case of 44 individuals caught in the sting operation of the FBI through the use of one mole proves the gullibility of many people today. I defy any of the culprits to prove they were induced to do their foul deeds. They did what they did out of greed and the power they could gain.
Due diligence on the part of any of those caught in the sting would have made them aware that they were being induced to commit a crime.
God Bless our police, the FBI, and entire criminal justice system for their efforts to keep American safe and free. Their efforts allow me to sleep nights.
Robert A. Brown