Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Not Guilty for AOL Executives

Mid-level AOL executives were found not guilty after a lengthy jury trial. (see Business Week here) Carrie Johnson of the Washington Post reports on the details of the trial and the "not guilty" verdicts for the three defendants. It is admirable to see Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia commenting that he respected the jury's decision.  This is the kind of comment that should be forthcoming from a prosecutor who acts as a minister of justice.  The government did not "lose" this case as the government wins every time they present evidence fairly to a jury. But one also has to congratulate defense counsel Mark J. Hulkower, Terrence Reed,  and Hank Asbill who spent the last months of their lives representing the defendants in this case.



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