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100 1  Engel, Joel,|d1952-|0
245 10 Scorched worth :|ba true story of destruction, deceit, and
       government corruption /|cJoel Engel. 
250    First American edition. 
264  1 New York :|bEncounter Books,|c2018. 
300    1 online resource 
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    To effect just outcomes the justice system requires that 
       law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges be 
       committed-above all-to doing justice. Those whose 
       allegiance is to winning, regardless of evidence, do the 
       opposite of justice: they corrupt the system. This is the 
       jaw-dropping story of one such corruption and its surprise
       ending. On Labor Day 2007, a forest fire broke out in 
       California's eastern Sierra Nevada and eventually burned 
       about 65,000 acres. Investigators from the California 
       Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the United 
       States Forest Service took a mere two days to conclude 
       that the liable party was the successful forest-products 
       company Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), founded as a tiny
       sawmill nearly sixty years earlier by Red Emmerson. The 
       investigative report on the fire declared that SPI's 
       independent logging contractor had started the 
       conflagration by driving a bulldozer over a rock, creating
       a spark that flew into a pile of brush. No fire had ever 
       been proven to start that way, but based on the report the
       U.S. Department of Justice and California's attorney 
       general filed nearly identical suits against Emmerson's 
       company. The amount sought was nearly a billion dollars, 
       enough to bankrupt or severely damage it. Emmerson, of 
       course, fought back. Week by week, month by month, year by
       year, his lawyers discovered that the investigators had 
       falsified evidence, lied under oath, fabricated science, 
       invented a narrative, and intentionally ignored a mountain
       of exculpatory evidence. They never pursued a known 
       arsonist who was in the area that day, nor a young man who
       repeatedly volunteered alibis contradicted by facts. 
       Though the government lawyers had not known at the start 
       that the investigation was tainted, they nonetheless 
       refused to drop the suits as the discovery process 
       continued and dozens of revelations made clear that any 
       verdict against Emmerson's company would be unjust. 
       Scorched Worth is a riveting tale that dramatizes how 
       fragile and arbitrary justice can be when those empowered 
       to act in the name of the people are more loyal to the 
       bureaucracies that employ them than to the people they're 
       supposed to serve. It's also the story of a man who 
       refused to let the government take from him what he'd 
       spent a lifetime earning. 
588 0  Online resource; title from READ title page (OverDrive, 
       viewed March 29, 2018). 
588 0  Print version record. 
590    eBooks on EBSCOhost|bEBSCO eBook Subscription Academic 
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655  4 Electronic books. 
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       restricted to current Rider University students, faculty, 
       and staff. 
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