Completely true story: I used to be a prosecutor in Southern California and as a life-long sartorophile (bordering on sartoromania, past girlfriends might correct me to say) I would wear something more elevated than the usual Nordstrom white oxford button down with the ceramic buttons and the sack suit with a red rep tie. One of my fellow DDAs was a big fan of Hugo Boss and Armani, and regularly had way more suits than I did, with better shoes and an up-market ride, a wife who wasn't dressed in JC Penny, a young daughter, and a new house in a better, newer neighborhood. Â I knew exactly what he made because we were hired at about the same time and civil service in California is nothing if not lock-step, particularly in the early years of one's career. We worked in the same unit so I was friendly with him, and I asked him a couple of times how he could swing the cash. Â He would mumble something about how his wife's parents helped them out with the house and changed the subject. A couple of years later, after I left the office, he was indicted on federal methamphetatime trafficking charges and pled guilty to an eight year sentence. Â He had been passing information on confidential informants to a meth manufacturing and distribution ring run by a friend of his from high school. Â The really funny part? Â His taste in expensive suits was mentioned in the indictment. Real life is way, way more crazy than a cop show will ever be.
many years ago I had a friend who went on a sales call and took an army colonel out to lunch. they went to a very good resteraunt, and after lunch, when they brought around cigars, the colonel took two handfulls and dropped them in his bag to take home. it was a real piggish thing to do. m friend told me about it, and how piggish it was. about 5 years later, this colonel was arrested in the biggest military purchasing scandal israel ever had, and went to jail for something like 20 years. luckily, none of my friends were involved. the party that had blown the whistle on him was one of the big american airplane engine companies.