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    Okay, I'll read up on Nacchio. I confess to having jumped to a hasty conclusion based on cursory research.

    My bad.

    For a sardonic laugh, go here: Sic Semper Tyrannus.

    by JG in MD on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 12:33:39 PM PST

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    •  US West was puchased in July of 2000 (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm guessing that wasn't enough time to fire all the people and replace them with operating execs who would  open a pipe up for the Govt without a subpoena.

      They would have been more likely to do it if it had still been run by the former CEO. But imagine taking orders from a new CEO to do soemthing you know is illegal and also one that has a bad reputation among employees.

      Hell his own execs probably wouldn't have done it. Nacchio couldn't do it without help. He treated everyone like shit. He got extremely wealthy as did a small circle, but this was BS roll up company, so getting lower paid employees to go against the law probably didn't go over well.

      If your looking for heroes, it's probably in the operating execs ranks at US west. They probably did it not for country but for fear of Nacchio not being there for them if trouble came down. He was definitely the type that would fire someone if it could keep trouble away from him.

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      by Dburn on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 07:01:04 PM PST

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