A Tribute to My Aunt

I was prosecuted for a crime I didn’t commit years ago. I sit here writing my blog with tears in my eyes and a warm heart.  For nearly two weeks, I have been in a skilled nursing facility daily beside my Aunt who is dying. She has lived a long, healthy, good...

Arbitration – continued

I am describing a federal criminal prosecution I was involved with many years ago. I was innocent. As my securities career grew, I decided to become an industry arbitrator. I had been on a committee of 3 where we listened to clients discuss their claims against their...

Arbitration with Former Co-defendants

I am describing a federal criminal prosecution I was involved with many years ago. I was innocent. For most of the time that the criminal prosecution was going on, it continuously amazed me that all my co-defendants were responding to an investor arbitration case that...

A more than “heavy” package

I am describing a federal criminal prosecution I was involved with many years ago. I was innocent. If you read my blog regularly, I apologize for the delay from my last blog. The last one got me. I have never been able to get the words out until now and it’s not...

Post Trial Activities

I am writing about my personal prosecution experience. When we left the Courtroom after I could hardly move from hearing the verdict, my husband could not seem to find his way home. Literally. He went around in circles a few times, until I asked him if he wanted me to...

Verdict

I am describing my criminal prosecution that took place many years ago. I was innocent.  When the jury said they had a verdict, we were all back in the Courtroom within less than 10 minutes. It had only been a day since the trial concluded, so you second guess if the...

Testified

I had redefined exhaustion after I testified. There would be no more 18+ hour days of working full time, taking care of 3 kids, and getting up at 3 or 4 am to work on the case. For about a year and a half, I kept that schedule and I just didn’t have to do that...

Time for me to Testify

My attorney, Dan, wanted the jury to understand who I was. At this point in our one and a half year relationship, I knew that Dan knew who I was. He knew I was innocent and that made this case so hard for him. I was struggling all the time, but my struggle was to get...

Getting ready to Testify

I am writing about my criminal trial many years ago. When this whole debacle first began, I said that if it came to it that I would testify in my own defense. Part of me hoped and prayed it would never come to that, fortunately, as time passed another part of me...

Being a Supreme Court Justice

I am taking a reprieve from my normal blog to comment on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  If you ever wanted a person in the justice system to quietly inspire you, Ruth Bader Ginsburg might have been on that shortlist.  I was drawn to her mindset to serve justice...