Because guess what? Deals that look “perfectly legal” to the Dallas city attorney can look like criminal offenses to the feds, and if you get caught between those rocks you could wind up downtown in the dock, trying to ward off a long stretch in the pen like the defendants in the current case.
I believe there once was an era when people actually prided themselves on doing the ethically correct thing. I mean, how lame is that! But then they probably didn’t go to prison. Hmm. There is that.