Anonymous: So let me get this straight--what you and the anon are saying is if someone you trusted financially used your name to steal money, and there was no guarantee they weren't going to do it again (or haven't already), you would continue to do them favors as a courtesy? A lesser man than Don would have had Lane leave the building in handcuffs.
MM1 here, and I agree. Don is probably the only partner (besides Joan) who would have done what he did; let him off easy and quietly. The consequences were extremely unfortunate but Don did do the right thing. Sadly, I think the outcome would have been fatal either way.