Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lemons Into Lemonade

So this to me takes the cake. Tony Serra was released from prison today after serving ten months for income tax evasion.

And to celebrate his release, he announced at a news conference today that he is suing the government for back pay he claims he was owed as a result of his work watering the prison 's gardens. Following up on an open letter he has had published, Serra's suit alleges that the $19/month he received violates federal labor laws, the constitutional ban on slavery, and the United Nation's covenant on prison rights.

At least he put his time in prison to good use. He's back in society, promising to pay his taxes and be gainfully employed. Go to prison, stumble into a lawsuit. Talk about lemons into lemonade.

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