Tuesday, June 3, 2008
W. Zachary Malinowksi over at Projo.com reports (here) on the not guilty verdicts entered against the two former VPs from CVS. Perhaps the most amazing aspect here is that the jury issued the verdict in 90 minutes. This is particularly noteworthy as one often does not find the quick verdict in white collar cases. And although this case was not a heavy document case, it still involved allegations of fraud. The accused individuals had been charged with bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud (see here). The case was built largely with testimony of a cooperating witness. One of the individuals in this case was represented by David B. Fein and Scott Corrigan of Wiggin and Dana.
Even though successful in court, it is never really a "win" for a criminal defendant who goes to trial. One cannot bring back the agony of facing the charges, the strain of the trial, and the personal costs one faces in maintaining innocence.