I can't see any other option, in all honesty. Does ANYBODY actually believe that erasing/losing all Lois's emails is really an honest mistake anymore?
Shouldn't these people lose their jobs?
Shouldn't these people be put in prison?
I know that the IRS wouldn't let us off with an, "ooops, sorry I lost my receipts".
We would be fined or jailed for tax evasion.
Hypocrisy... of course.