All of the “crimes” tied to this case are essentially fictional charges that are derived from some other action. These are "derivative crimes," based on invented violations such as "false statements" or "obstructing the mails."
The conservative case against market freedom is based on the belief that if change disrupts the status quo in any way, or if companies impose cost reductions that result in a shifting of employment — or even some layoffs — then government should step in and take control.
Hunter-gatherer societies stripped the local environment of resources and then moved on to another place. There was nothing environmentally responsible about this sort of economy, in spite of modern efforts to portray prehistoric humans as tree huggers.