Re "CalPERS scandal leads to charges" (Page A1, March 19): Somewhere along the line the principals in the scandal lost their moral compass. Their first priority was not to satisfy their own water carriers in the Legislature, the administration and their vested interests. It should have beens to protect the state's good name and their fiduciary obligations.
Once they had proven that they had forgotten priority No. 1, that is the time that the citizen's government has the obligation to charge them under the law. Somewhere along the line during the run-up to the 2008-09 financial debacle and the resulting recession, a great number of our brightest and most successful forgot the rules of the game.
In every instance of potential malfeasance, we need to make sure that they never again forget what their job is or who they work for.
-- Walter Andrews, Folsom