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Accountability for Wild West World pending

etheredge2The courts will be the judge of whether Wild West World founder Thomas Etheredge is guilty of the 10 counts of securities fraud with which he has been charged. It's possible that the 2007 bankruptcy of Etheredge’s amusement park involved no criminal wrongdoing, that its quick closure really was all Mother Nature's fault. But too many people lost money and jobs in the Wild West World debacle for accountability to be optional. Etheredge's arrest Wednesday was a reassuring sign that accountability, as well as more answers, may be forthcoming.