In the opening scene there's talk of a messy Ferengi scandal. The only reason that that news article is there is that Janeway is involved, and she is going to jail. She's going into the past to avoid life imprisonment, for doing something stupid. Financial crimes in a society with out money? 2 years in the New Zealand Penal Colony, at best. She's rending 26 years of timespace to avoid the weather in Auckland. What a prick.