Bank of America: Black, White or Shady Gray? - Page 2
Yet, as we read about the antagonistic vehemence with which this leaker is being followed, monitored, tracked, and persecuted, we wonder more about what Bank of America thinks he has, rather than what evidence he has. It is the reaction of the company that creates suspicion.
The over-reaction, rather than the evidence thus far revealed, suggests that a pony is indeed in there somewhere. Stealing documents, when those documents reveal corrupt and unethical behavior, is against the law.
The leaker could go to jail for that. But as we well know from our financial industry behavior over the last years, corruption and failures of ethics are not necessarily illegal. It is the person who exposes corruption who has broken the law. Corruption is not the same thing as criminal.
As a society, we decide if defining whistleblowers as "lawbreakers" means that our system of law itself is broken.