And who can blame them?
You go from being a Justice Department Prosecutor or DEA field boss making low six numbers, to a highly sought-after defense attorney billing a thousand bucks an hour. Since a hard working attorney can easily bill 3,000 hours a year it's safe to say these guys have seen their incomes go up ten-fold since they switched sides.
And they have the security of knowing their clients can afford the bills.
One would like to think it's not just about the money. These are folks who have seen at first hand the futility and the stupidity and the counter-productivity of America's idiotic "war on drugs." More than a few of them have called for the complete decriminalization of cocaine and marijuana.
More details in this story at The Guardian.