William Spalyng, who, for selling putrid beef…was put upon the pillory, and the carcasses were burnt beneath.
Arthur Griffiths, The Chronicles of Newgate
Justin R Haymaker, financial adviser,
shall be tied to a filing cabinet and forced
to consume Trippet’s Guide to Ethics
for Accounting Professionals, vols 1–7.
Pamela M Lombard, banking executive,
for charging fees upon the dead,
shall be exhumed before her time
and her head garlanded with worms.
An insurance company board member,
chosen at random, shall have both scruples
removed and brandished before a jeering crowd.
And three chief executive officers,
upon being invited to a penthouse, shall be
defenestrated by popular acclamation
and their remuneration packages sprinkled