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OUTRAGE: Morgan Stanley banker escapes felony charges for hit and run 'because it could jeopardize his job'

Since this story broke yesterday, all hell has broken loose in the righteous blogoshpere.  Phone number for the DA's office is included, should be inclined to call.  You aren't going to believe the details.


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From HuffPo

A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don't want him to lose his job.

Martin Joel Erzinger, who manages more than $1 billion in assets for Morgan Stanley in Denver, is being accused only of a misdemeanor for allegedly driving his Mercedes into a cyclist and then fleeing the scene, Colorado's Vail Daily reports. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, "lifetime pain."

But District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says it wouldn't be wise to prosecute Erzinger -- doing so might hurt his source of income.

"Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger's profession, and that entered into it," Hurlbert said. "When you're talking about restitution, you don't want to take away his ability to pay."

"We have talked with Mr. Haddon and we had their objections, but ultimately it's our call," Hurlbert said.

Here's what happened, according to the Vail Daily:

Milo was bicycling eastbound on Highway 6 just east of Miller Ranch Road, when Erzinger allegedly hit him with the black 2010 Mercedes Benz sedan he was driving. Erzinger fled the scene and was arrested later, police say.

Erzinger allegedly veered onto the side of the road and hit Milo from behind. Milo was thrown to the pavement, while Erzinger struck a culvert and kept driving, according to court documents.

Erzinger drove all the way through Avon, the town's roundabouts, under I-70 and stopped in the Pizza Hut parking lot where he called the Mercedes auto assistance service to report damage to his vehicle, and asked that his car be towed, records show. He did not ask for law enforcement assistance, according to court records.

Erzinger told police he was unaware he had hit Milo, court documents say.

Details of the injuries from the Daily Mail:

Over the past six weeks he has suffered 'disabling' spinal headaches and faces multiple surgeries for a herniated disc and plastic surgery to fix the scars he suffered in the accident.

He suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and damage to his knee and scapula, according to court documents.

'He will have lifetime pain,' his lawyer Harold Haddon told the court.

'His ability to deal with the physical challenges of his profession - liver transplant surgery - has been seriously jeopardised.' 

'Mr Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway,' he wrote. 'Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.'


Now watch this...

Video:  Jump you fuckers!

From Sherrie Questioning All

I just got off the phone with the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation. Anyone, even from out of state can file a complaint in this case. I was given a case number and the name of an attorney in the office who has two weeks to get back to me. Call the office at 303-893-8121. Cyclists Unite for Justice!

Also here is the information for the DA's office in Colorado!

The DAs contact info:

Summit County

Physical Address:
1760 Airport Road, Unit A
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Mailing Address:
Summit County District Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 488
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone Number:
970-453-2327 ext 116
Fax Number:


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Reader Comments (39)

This story is interesting in its location of the border between the feudal overlords and the serfs. Normally MSM plays up the fact that the person getting fucked over is a deadbeat homeowner or has been out of work for years. But a doctor? However will they spin that one?

"But this time it was an American, and an officer. That wasn't supposed to make any difference to me, but it did."

--Capt. Willard, "Apocalypse Now" (1979).
Nov 9, 2010 at 7:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
"A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don't want him to lose his job."

The politicians got to keep Mr. Erzinger stealing and making political donations to maintain the lifestyles our politicians enjoy. The little guy never has a voice, even if it is a doctor who dedicates his life to saving others. Mr Erzinger made a cowards decision in choosing to leave a man to potentially die by his actions, and based on his actions when he called for a tow, he apparently see's no difference between hitting a bird or a human being.

If the prostituter doesn't file criminal charges, how will this affect any civil litigation?

Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim - when he defends himself - as a criminal.

Frederic Bastiat.

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.......

Cicero, 42 B.C.E.

Substitute bankster for traitor in the Cicero quote above...
Nov 9, 2010 at 9:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Anybody know the political affiliation of the prostituter Mark Hurlbert is?
Nov 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Yet one more example of two different sets of rules. One for the peasants and one for the privileged. Just what is it going to take for the people to fight back!
Nov 9, 2010 at 9:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterFatNSassly
Wait ! Wait ! Wait ! It would seem that this D A believes a bankers job is worth far more than even his life.

I wonder if it is worth as much as one of his kids life???
Nov 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterBen
"Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger's profession, and that entered into it," Hurlbert said.

Yeah, Morgan Stanley would never have a clue that Hit-and-Run Erzinger has a problem with integrity unless a jury tells them Erzinger is a felon . That explains alot.

"When you're talking about restitution, you don't want to take away his ability to pay."

That's a bizarre inversion. The victim wants a prosecution but the prosecutor is settling for a garnished payroll check. Do uninsured hit-and-runners get the same consideration in Vail?

I'm thinking Hurlbert may not have much more of a career as a prosecutor because, well, people sometimes don't understand these things the way they ought to be understood. But a creative and compassionate legal mind like Hurlbert's might find more rewards with a cushy job in the financial industry, anyway.
Nov 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrank
The financial manager might not have known he hit the cyclist. I was told I hit a cyclist, knocking him off his bicycle and damaging the bike, and I never saw, felt, or heard a thing so I know it's possible. I found out when the cyclist ran up to my car window while I was stopped for traffic. I looked for vehicle damage and found none -- until a couple weeks later when I was washing it, and it was a single spot confined to a couple inches under the front bumper. Why would you charge someone with a felony for what might have just been an accident? Maybe it wasn't even his fault. Maybe the cyclist veered into the traffic lane. The article didn't say there were any witnesses. It's his insurance that would be paying anyway, so I don't see using the potential loss of source of income as having any relevance. On the other hand, maybe he did know and thought if he kept driving, nobody would be able to identify him. Either way, he certainly didn't hit the cyclist intentionally and with no way of proving he knowingly left the scene of an accident, he's not a criminal and shouldn’t be charged with anything at all. His insurance should be responsible for any financial liability, which is why the law requires we carry insurance.
Nov 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterJay
Useless DAs protecting the useless bankers (both live off taxpayers), yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress, except Ron Paul.
(Last link of Banned Book):
Nov 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterGregg
Hate to say this but I have seen this before with college football players that where pro prospects, not going to jail so there NFL contract money could pay damages for injures the inflicted to fellow students at a party.
Nov 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterbubba666
When will poor people learn to not get in the rich's way?
Nov 9, 2010 at 12:06 PM | Unregistered Commentermark mchugh
Reading a previous post I remembered an accident I had.
The other driver turned into my left front wheel hard enough to crush the "a" frame into the engine block. After he walked around my car he told the police "I didn't really hurt his car. Just look at the dent in the right side door."
I guess some people would have a hard time NOT agreeing with his line of thinking.
I always thought we were supossed to be responsible for our actions. It does not matter if it is an accident or an "on purpose" we are still responsible.
Nov 9, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterBen
Alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony
Victim, attorneys furious with misdemeanor deal

Nov 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Put Hurlbert (what a name. Sounds more like a suggestion!) on bike, tell him to start pedaling, then run him over with Erzinger's Mercedes and leave him to die. THEN ask him how he would handle this case.
Nov 9, 2010 at 12:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Wallenwein
If that a**hole was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz and worked where they say, he probably has full coverage to the limit on his auto insurance. I think that the only restitution that D.A. Hurlbert is worried about has nothing to do with Dr. Milo.

Mr. Erzinger committed a felony and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If one of my working class friends were in his situation he would be facing a class 5 felony punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison and as much as $500,000 in fines and you can bet D.A. Hurlbert would be seeking the maximum penalty in court.

I can't believe this bulls**t.
Nov 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
"The financial manager might not have known he hit the cyclist."

Really? He was driving a 2010 Benz (probably the flagship S-class). I wonder what the bankster's explanation was for how the following happened...

"Erzinger drove all the way through Avon, the town's roundabouts, under I-70 and stopped in the Pizza Hut parking lot where he called the Mercedes auto assistance service to report damage to his vehicle, and asked that his car be towed, records show. He did not ask for law enforcement assistance, according to court records.

"Erzinger told police he was unaware he had hit Milo, court documents say.

"When Avon police arrived he was putting a broken side mirror and a bumper in his trunk, court record say."

So the bankster smacks something hard enough to knock the bumper and a side mirror off his Benz. His excuse? Get this...

"Court records say prosecutors expressed skepticism to Milo at a suggestion by Erzinger's defense attorneys that Erzinger might have unknowingly suffered from sleep apnea, and that might have made him caused him to fall asleep at the wheel and hit Milo."


Got that? Sleep apnea. In view of the bankster's preposterous explanation, "[t]he original complaint included a felony count against Erzinger for causing serious bodily injury."
Nov 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Nov 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
Sounds like an organized hit gone wrong. Who is this doctor? Where do these livers come from.....? Your organs are harvested from the murder victims of the world.
Nov 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterweknow
I know this will ignite an entirely separate firestorm in itself but I can help but wonder, is the guy that is charged with the hit and run a rich Jew? Racist or not, fact or fiction, millions of people think that this is why so many hundreds alleged crooked bankers are not already charged with financial crimes over the past few years is that they are insulated and are above the law.
Nov 9, 2010 at 2:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterJust Curious
Seems strange that the guy might not be aware of hitting a bicyclists but is fully aware of the damage to his precious Mercedes.
Nov 9, 2010 at 2:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterJust Curious
"Injury is wiped out by Reconciliation" Maxim . Did the Banker say "sorry" ?
Nov 9, 2010 at 3:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterCobdogla
He works for Morgan Stanley-and that's why. They're the bank to the rich, and the rich don't need their nannies in jail. Whatever would they do without their money babysitters?

The rest of us can go to hell. That's essentially what the D.A is doing. One law for the rich/connected and another set for the rest of us. You can buy your way out of anything if you've got enough money and friends. This guy works for a politically-connected powerhouse of a bank. Ain't ever gonna see the inside of a jail cell.

As for his victim, the best way to get this guy to suffer is to sue him penniless. That's the only way his pain and suffering will ever get better. Obviously the justice system isn't interested.
Nov 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterMayner
At least Mark Hurlbert has been tough on Felony Criminal Impersonation:

"DA Mark Hurlbert Charges Two Top Women Mountain Bike Racers with Felony Criminal Impersonation for Using False Racer Number in Leadville Competition: Snowball DA Strikes Again – UPDATED"


And a recent throw-and-run case just melted away:

BRECKENRIDGE — An Australian set to go to trial Thursday for throwing a snowball at a co-worker will fly home Friday a free man.

Summit County Court Judge Ed Casias agreed to dismiss the charges against Andrew Thistleton, 21, on Thursday morning based on a motion from the district attorney’s office requesting to drop the case in “the best interest of justice,” as long as Thistleton’s penned an apology letter to the alleged victim.


I had no idea Hurlbert had to deal with such a cesspool of criminal activity. No wonder some cases fall through the cracks.
Nov 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank
@ Jay, you are either a "Blind Driver" or getting a "BJ" behind the wheel wile driving. You can not hit someone with out knowing it. If you did, I sure as Hell would not be telling the world you did it.

Inatentave Driving, kill many good people everyday. There was no say about the bike rider swerved into the road way. So the car driver vered into the "Right-a-Way" of the bike rider. The bike had the right-of-way, to the right of the white line.

Guilty by "Fuckking Stupidity".....drive across town and call in the damage to his precious Mercedes

1 million $$$$$$ a year for the doctor for 50 years should do it. Its not who you know, but who you blow.......................

Martin Joel Erzinger, should get on his knees and face Barney Frank once a day. That would be an "Eye for an Eye, and Tooth for a Tooth. Its the Hit-&-Run, that angers me.
Nov 9, 2010 at 6:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
@ Jay

You are criminally ignorant. Your car should be taken away and you should be put on medication.
Nov 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeak One
Kill all Banksters.
Nov 9, 2010 at 7:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeak One
Frank--Excellent finds. Hurlbert is a complete douche. He sounds perfect for the S.E.C. and will probably end up there.

Texas Dar--Right on. I nailed a deer flush once and my bumper didn't fall off, not even close. There is NO WAY Erzinger didn't know exactly what happened when he drove off like a coward.

The craven nature of Wall Street and the fascist apparatus at its disposal could not have been made any clearer than by this sickening episode. These daily indignities will persist... until they don't.
Nov 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
@Nov 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM | Cheyenne

2 times, after al the miles I drove My Tour Bus, all over 5 states, doing Country Music Shows, I only hit 2 deer. First time, right Dead Center, bounced off and into the on-comming lane.......Nothing was comming.

2nd time, It hit me on the Starboard Side Corner......Only thing it did was to rip off the door bumper-trim, part of the bumper wrap-a-round trim, but still hanggin thAre when we pulled into the Truck Stop, and one bolt put it back in place. "Gotta Luv-Them Greayhound Bus's"..........Built to get ya thAre.........

1957 GM PD 4104 Hiway Traveler, "Like Brand New", then ya's can see that if ya's been to Texas Dar, on My-Space.com........

What did I feel hangin on to the "Big Wheel", no power sterring......"Sh-Bang"........"WTF"...........That was a great steak on my baggage-bay-grill...............

Aint no Fufrickkkkin Way you can miss a strike, unless yr "Dhumb-as-hell." Biker, deer, 180#'s.......Bamm, you nailed it......its dead, or should be.

Thank God, the Dr. lives. the 2 deer, neaver knew what the fuck, hit them. BUT, It felt like a "Greayhound-Bus", & that my friend is what it was in the middle of the night, going from Sat. nights show, to Sundays faternood show.

In 125,000. Mi. driving my bus, thats the only time something made me hit it...."Im OK"............But the deer is dead, unlike the Dr. that pulled it off.

Deer steaks on the PCB Grill, after the show, is great. The Dr. is OK, kinda, but "Sue-Sue-Sue". The Creep dosed off. Eye-4-a-Eye, Tooth-4-a-Tooth......

Get everything you can, at this point. The Bank, will have to shell out, or throw the bastared to the Lion-Den...................................

Im eatting grilled Deer, and Find Wiskie, behind the PCB Tour Bus, plus Icecream from the baggage-bay, freezer.......It dident get anybetter, than that, on my way to the next show.................

Oh, the car guy, is a gonner.......!
Nov 9, 2010 at 10:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
The only way is for the populace to retaliate against the district attorney by first, returning "not guilty" verdicts in all non-violent cases, second, seeking a grand jury indictment, third invoking the recall process, and then depriving him of all pensions and other privileges.
Nov 9, 2010 at 11:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterTim Smithe
Wait a second. Are you saying that you ate the deer you hit after grilling it, Texas Dar? If so, that's fucking awesome--and something I'd really like to try. Do you have any pointers or special marinades? Any details would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what a PCB grill is. I use a Weber 22 1/2" Charcoal Silver model. Would that work?
Nov 10, 2010 at 12:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Here is reenactment of Bankster Erzinger's encounter with Dr. Milo. Notice that the bumper of this car remains intact, meaning Erzinger was undoubtedly going even faster...


Here is the proper way to handle the situation...

Nov 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Here is a good venison marinade Cheyenne,

1/3 c. wine vinegar
3 tbsp. salad oil
1 tbsp. minced onion or 1/4 c. chopped onion
1/8 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
1 tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. season all

Combine ingredients. Pour over steak. Marinate overnight. Turn meat several times.

There are cheaper ways to hunt deer though, but if you want to hunt them with vehicles you will loose some meat due to the impact hemmoraging, LOL.

Number 1 is already in the freezer...

Gotta love a charcoal guy, thats the only way to eat meat (my favorite vegetable). PCB is the Pure Country Band, he must have been "hunting" with the tour bus...
Nov 10, 2010 at 1:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Wow, I am glad I do not live in Jay world. At least where I live, leaving the scene of a accident is still a felony. At least for the poor and downtrodden working class...
Nov 10, 2010 at 1:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Thanks, Gomp. Deer season's not far off, and I do intend to grill (or smoke) venison for the first time this year. Charcoal is the only way to go, and with a chimney (no lighter fluid) at that.

Hurlbert is a disgrace to the legal profession, as Frank's post above makes clear. What's astonishing here (among other things) is that the "poor and downtrodden" includes doctors.

Interestingly, and while on the subject of animals, there's a terrific straight exacta in this very thread:

-- (1) "Kill all Banksters" according to Peak One

--(2) "returning 'not guilty' verdicts" according to Tim Smithe

Jury nullification is something the banksters would do well to study. They've got the legislative and executive branches locked up, to be sure. The judiciary and its full ambit--including the 7th amendment--not so much.
Nov 10, 2010 at 2:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Jury nullification... Interesting indeed, seeing as how they have been so busy nullifying the middle class for years.

Try lump charcoal, and Jack Daniels whiskey barrel oak wood chips or Stubbs Texas Roadhouse wood chips (blend of Oak, Hickory, and Apple) they both make a fine smoke.

Tis the season for smoke in the air... The chimney is the only way to go, down with hydrocarbons. Good luck with the hunt.
Nov 10, 2010 at 9:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
great comment sagebrush...i'm going to repeat it...


If that a**hole was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz and worked where they say, he probably has full coverage to the limit on his auto insurance. I think that the only restitution that D.A. Hurlbert is worried about has nothing to do with Dr. Milo.

Mr. Erzinger committed a felony and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If one of my working class friends were in his situation he would be facing a class 5 felony punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison and as much as $500,000 in fines and you can bet D.A. Hurlbert would be seeking the maximum penalty in court.

I can't believe this bulls**t.
Nov 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
DB, this is what I call Goverment Control, "Out of Control"......everything about it is wrong, and only goverment can get away with it. It would be a shame if his Mercedes kept getting 4 flat tires from the towns folks, Ha ?

Its realy sad, everywhAre you look. The American People are getting the shaft over something. From mornning till night, goverment is in our face.

The PCB Grill was just a small Smokey-Joe. 14''. When ever we did a 2 nighter, or the big concrts in the field for 500-to-100 thousand people, we pulled out the grill and in no time we were eatting. It dident take up much space and was used a lot.

I called it my Baggage-Bay Kitchennet. Fridg., Freezer, hot-cold water. Roll out gas grill, & PCB Grill, for the Meat. The family "Band" that prayes-eats togeather, says togeather. By eatting out side, the bus dident look like we had a all night party inside.

Crap, I did have a fun time making a living once apon a time, dident I . & yes, we dident plan on eatting deer on the grill, but it happened. So we found a butcher shop, stoped back in a few weeks and got 10-15# of meat and gave the rest to the butcher to use or give away.

Follow Gomps ......Here is a good venison marinade Cheyenne, I dought anyone could out do fixin food the way he dose. Martha Stewarat is always calling him for advice. Tex !
Nov 10, 2010 at 4:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
How is it just the DA's call. Couldn't the victim ask for a warrant for the defendant and go before a judge
Why is it that earning a living is never factored in when prosecuting the average person including some very young people for drug charges.
Aug 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterLisa
o wow surprise surprise the jew banker got away with no charges,
i guess you people have no idea about talmudic jew justice ,or jewstice
just like last week here in boston a rabbi who raped 3 little boys and was convicted got off with probation
dont forget george zimmerman the son of a jew judge who would not even have been charged with chasing down and murdering that shwartza cause of his jew judge father , and would have walked with no charges if not for the protests
Aug 31, 2012 at 8:49 PM | Unregistered Commenterblah

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