Koch Plays Even Dirtier Than Usual, Because They Can

Abby Zimet

In a bizarre but most Koch-ish instance of prosecutorial overreach and just plain vindictiveness, Eric Rosol, a truck driver who for one minute during the 2011 Wisconsin labor protests took part in an Anonymous-driven denial-of-service attack on a Koch toilet paper website, has been sentenced to two years probation and a fine of $183,000 - the amount the Kochs spent to hire a consultant to protect the site when they heard about the planned attack. With a nifty interactive chart showing the connections between various Koch multi-billion-dollar conservative enterprises to which $183,000 is an indiscernible drop in the slimy bucket.

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