From Ms Suruchi Mohan.

Sir, Contrary to John Gapper’s prediction, the 2012 elections will not end the rhetoric that prosecutors so love to spout (“Business should tune out the rhetoric of US justice”, September 10).

After Enron’s collapse in 2001 prosecutors, barely cracking the six-figure salary mark, saw the chance to make a great leap in lifestyle by drawing attention to themselves through public vilification of the presumed innocent. Often not waiting to try the cases they had vigorously brought, they moved to million-dollar-plus jobs in private law firms. Their motivations were clear to all but the media: the rewards were enormous; the punishment, if an appeals court found misconduct, non-existent.

Suruchi Mohan, Los Altos, CA, US

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