Saturday, January 17, 2009

On Lying Bank Presidents c. 1909

Division of Labor ("Hey! You're pretty funny for an Economist") has been dredging the New York Times archives for the last couple years. Here's their latest "circa" post:

From the Jan. 16, 1909 NYT:

T.S. Anderson, former President of the defunct Davies County Bank and Trust Company, was found guilty of swearing falsely to a statement of the bank's condition and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.
Perhaps we could use a little more of this these days?