Dismiss the case

I am writing about my federal prosecution trial many years ago. Primarily, I was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering. I didn’t conspire with anyone and I didn’t receive any financial benefit from being a fund manager.  The prosecution...

Prosecution’s case

I am telling the story of my criminal prosecution and this blog is a summary of the prosecution’s witnesses. Per their charges, the prosecution was supposed to prove that I was in a conspiracy to launder money. Money laundering is defined as the concealment...

Three Key Government Witnesses Testify

I am presenting information on my criminal trial from many years ago. This section includes my view of the prosecution’s case. In my last blog, I shared the testimony of the only witness that implicated me whatsoever in anything potentially controversial during the...

One prosecution witness was different

I am presenting information on my criminal trial from many years ago. This section includes my view of the prosecution’s case. In my last blog, I shared the testimony of the approximately 10 Fund investors that testified. As hard as it is, I am doing my best to...

Government Witnesses Testify

I am describing the prosecution’s presentation to the Court at my criminal trial.  The prosecution had about 10 witnesses at trial who were investors in a Fund that I administrated as part of a five-person committee. None of the witnesses were people I knew or...

First Government Witness

(I am writing excerpts from my criminal trial.) After the initial shock of being in the courtroom and seeing first hand what it’s like to be “on trial”, I had to own that given the circumstances, it’s where I chose to be. Now, I had to behave...

Freedom and July 4th

Freedom is something I sat and thought about more than ever this year around July 4th. There were more than enough reasons to do so.  I get a bit overwhelmed by how important and fragile freedom has become to me. There was a stretch of time when I was being...

Trial Begins

After over a year, the inevitable took place. I was going to trial.  You prepare for it for what seems like forever, but the day before it begins you can’t imagine that you are ready or that it is actually happening. The problem is that you will never be...

Too Many Laws and Not Enough Truth

I have learned a lot since my plea deal. Most adults, probably every adult, breaks the law at some point in their lives.  I had never given it a thought. Arguably, people knowingly or unknowingly break the law every day and no one cares or gets caught. Sure, it...

Why You Plead

Curious, I looked in the dictionary for the definition of a plea.  If it’s unrelated to “law” it is, “a request made in an urgent and emotional manner”. If the definition of “plea” is related to law, a...