Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Closing Arguments in Ebbers Trial

The defense rested its case in the Bernie Ebbers trial and the prosecution then proceeded into closing argument. Did he or did he not have knowledge of what was happening?  Was this all Scott Sullivan, or was Ebbers a major player in the alleged criminal activity?  These appear to be the key issues that will need to be resolved in the jury room. 

In closing argument, the prosecution hammered away at the credibility of Ebbers and whether he had been corrupted by power.  (See AP)  (See Wall Street Jrl).  Tomorrow the defense will take its turn before the jury.  Heavy penalties are at stake here and it may all come down to who the jury believes - Scott Sullivan or Bernie Ebbers.

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