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Old May 2nd, 2014, 6:56 pm
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On this I disagree with you He was not happy with playing host to Voldemort in his house . I believe that the Malfoy's were not in control of their house while Voldemort was using it as his base. Those who were held there were not Lucius's prisoners they were Voldemort's, Lucius had no choice in who got held there.

As far as I can see Lucius had tons of gold to throw around ,I can easily see him buying his way out of trouble with the Law. As has been said he testified against other DE's ,so maybe that along with some gold got him off of all charges?.
Yes, they were Voldemort's prisoners. But he was using Malfoy Manor as a base because Lucius was a DE. He didn't go to any wizarding home. It was Lucius' own fault that his home was turned into a base for a criminal organisation. It was Lucius' own fault that he lost control of his own home.

I'd like to think that Kingsley was running a less corrupt Ministry than Fudge, but if Lucius was able to buy his way out of trouble, again, it would be disappointing. I'd prefer to think that along with his testimony, Lucius was forced to contribute a large pile of gold to the rebuilding fund, rather than to the Gringotts account of some corrupt Ministry officials. (I'd also like to think that this money was going to help Muggleborn victims of the DEs, because that would be the most galling to Lucius, but also the most fitting if he was to make some kind of contribution or tiny version of amends.) I'd like to think that he was maybe kept under house arrest for at least a time, and I'd like to think that Kingsley, as a better Minister than his predecessors, and the new Auror Department ensured that Lucius, and any other terrorists who avoided prison were closely monitored. Perhaps even a suspended sentence, whereby if he got into trouble again, he would serve the sentence, no excuses, sympathies or pay-offs.

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That was more pragmatism than anything else. He needed Wormtail alive to clear Sirius' name. If they didn't need a living Wormtail to confess, there's no doubt Harry would have wanted to kill him.
The body of Sirius' supposed victim would be enough to raise questions, IMO. Thinking on it, I recall that he spared Wormtail so that Sirius and Lupin would not become killers.


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The body of Sirius' supposed victim would be enough to raise questions, IMO. Thinking on it, I recall that he spared Wormtail so that Sirius and Lupin would not become killers.
Wouldn't they have probably had to kill people in the first war? Killing one more DE, a truly vile one at that, wouldn't make much difference.


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Wouldn't they have probably had to kill people in the first war? Killing one more DE, a truly vile one at that, wouldn't make much difference.
They may have, and probably did in fighting the DEs. However, there's a difference between killing in self-defence or in a battle and killing a captive.


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They may have, and probably did in fighting the DEs. However, there's a difference between killing in self-defence or in a battle and killing a captive.
Pettigrew was also a traitor. Nothing wrong with executing a traitor who got your comrades killed.

I do think a living Pettigrew (who could be interrogated) was better than a dead one.


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Pettigrew was also a traitor. Nothing wrong with executing a traitor who got your comrades killed.
Sirius and Lupin were not authorised to carry out executions. And, as not even the worst of the convicted DEs were executed after the first war, it seems unlikely that the wizarding world carries out executions in a legal capacity either.

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That's true, but his body would have been enough to get the case reopened and questions asked, IMO.


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I'd like to think that Kingsley was running a less corrupt Ministry than Fudge, but if Lucius was able to buy his way out of trouble, again, it would be disappointing. I'd prefer to think that along with his testimony, Lucius was forced to contribute a large pile of gold to the rebuilding fund, rather than to the Gringotts account of some corrupt Ministry officials. (I'd also like to think that this money was going to help Muggleborn victims of the DEs, because that would be the most galling to Lucius, but also the most fitting if he was to make some kind of contribution or tiny version of amends.) I'd like to think that he was maybe kept under house arrest for at least a time, and I'd like to think that Kingsley, as a better Minister than his predecessors, and the new Auror Department ensured that Lucius, and any other terrorists who avoided prison were closely monitored. Perhaps even a suspended sentence, whereby if he got into trouble again, he would serve the sentence, no excuses, sympathies or pay-offs.
That would still be corruption though, and Lucius buying his way out of prison, whereever the money is going. Fudge was convinced of Lucius' innocence and then when shown inescapable proof otherwise sent him to Azkaban. He escaped but was a convict when recaught, but not sent back. Kingsley's administration might be a lot more competent, but this does not show to be less corrupt, just the opposite.


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