Here's why you think this is far-fetched. If you were convicted of crimes that would probably get you locked up for the rest of your life, you probably wouldn't be able to escape. But then you probably also wouldn't be spending the time between conviction and sentencing in your Aspen vacation home either.
But just because you lack imagination doesn't mean it can't be done. Escape is possible. People have done it. We even explained how Ken Lay might get away.
Scott Adams of Dilbert fame has his own theory about what really happened to Ken Lay.
My theory is that Ken – if that’s his real first name – named himself after a bag of chips, scammed his way up the corporate ladder, stole a few hundred million dollars, faked his death and sailed to Aruba where dead people are rarely found.
Ken Lay [Dilbert Blog]