The rich and powerful get perks the rest of us great unwashed do not: preferential treatment, access to things we can only imagine, and the ability to kill people and not spend the rest of their lives in jail.

And that's really just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out that when you're able to wipe your ass with $100 bills, the planet will let you get away with pretty much anything you damn well please. Our readers brought you the worst offenders. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Entry by AM Smiley

Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills beat a stripper SO badly that she jumped into a reservoir to try to get away from him. In 1979, police pulled over a

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JO KILLER South Korean actor and comedian Jo Hyung Ki killed a pedestrian in 1991 while driving under the influence of alcohol. Attempting to cover-

Entry by AM Smiley

BETWEEN 1997 AND 2002, FOREIGN DIPLOMATS FROM CONSULATES AND THE UNITED NATIONS RACKED UP MORE THAN 150, 000 PARKING TICKETS IN NEW YORK ALONE. OFFESE

Entry by AM Smiley

Kobi Alexander, the former CEO of Comverse Technology, was caught swindling $138 million from investors in 2006. He's living like a kingi in Namibia.

Entry by mkad

Convicted in France of stealing 60 million francs He soon found from French out though, that a jewelry since he wasn't com- diplomat pany in 1975, a o

Entry by AM Smiley

U.S. District Judge Alcee Hastings nearly got away with taking a bribe. He was caught in an FBI sting operation, but because a friend showed up to acc

Entry by semigod.com

RICH KID KILLS 4, INJURES 2 WHILE DRIVING DRUNK SENTENCE? PROBATION Ethan Couch: Already on probation for underage drinking, steals 2 cases of beer, d

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