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Jail time for BP execs?

Watched “The Informant” last night, the movie about the Archer Daniels Midland price-fixing scandal in the 1990s. Matt Damon was crazy good as the title character.

Several ADM execs ended up going to prison, including Damon’s character, and the company paid hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.

The movie made me wonder if any BP execs will end up behind bars for the oil spill fouling the Gulf of Mexico. Certainly, the company faces huge fines and who knows how much its legal fees will be. But will any BP executives go to prison?

My wife Cheryl, who used to live in Panama City, Fla., would send all of the BP execs to prison for a very long time.