HYPOTHETICAL I was a whistle-blower who found a way to improve an invention while working in a Canadian subsidiary of a California firm, but I had to go over the heads of Canadian management to get heard by the California head office. A couple years after I quit I ended up in a legal dispute with my employer. Though my first desire was to pummel the management in Canada, I paid over $11k to a lawyer to make the problem go away, causing myself financial hardship. But after talking to an ex-convict told me it would have been better to go ahead with the assault then file bankruptcy right after I got arrested. He said that as long as I could show the legal mess truly bankrupted me, the assault charge would go away because the employer would deem it pointless to without financial gain. True?