I doubt her company will tank, although it will go through some
rough times.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gerald Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 12:10 PM
>Subject: RE: [ZION] Trial by Media
>The sad thing is, she was offered a deal wherein she
>wouldn't have to do
>jail time, but her lawyer talked her out of it. I'm
>hearing she'll get
>about 18 months. And, of course her company will tank.
>Tom Matkin wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: RB Scott [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 4:46 AM
>> Subject: RE: [ZION] Trial by Media
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Tom Matkin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> >Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 11:42 PM
>> >Subject: Re: [ZION] Trial by Media
>> >
>> >
>> >RB Scott wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >>You mean, sort of like the OJ trial?
>> >>
>> >>Ron
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >Which trial?
>> >
>> >Tom
>> The criminal trial
>> Can't compare that with Martha's trial.  Most of us
>saw almost every
>> minute of it, sometimes several times. True we had
>endless "spin"
>> commentaries trying to sort it out for us, but we saw
>the evidence.  I
>> also believe that the jury practiced "jury
>nullification". In effect,
>> they knew full well that OJ was guilty, but they
>chose to nullify the
>> prosecution for other reasons. Either they accepted
>the "race card" as a
>> trump to the actual evidence, or they nullified
>because they believed
>> the LAPD was unworthy of the conviction. Probably a
>combination of those
>> two reasons. How do you compare the OJ trial with
>Martha's trial?  It
>> seems to me that Martha had no defense and therefore
>put up no defense.
>> She relied on her reputation and a parade of
>celebrity supporters
>> sitting behind her in the courtroom to influence the
>jury.  The jury
>> didn't buy it.  It is also my understanding that had
>she admitted doing
>> what she obviously did - dumping shares on an inside
>tip - she could
>> have taken the high road by admitting her hasty ill
>advised action and
>> been fined and gone on with her life.  Instead she
>falsified her
>> records, lied to the investigators, and asked others
>to lie for her, the
>> latter being the most despicable of things. Of
>course, I have to state
>> my prejudice here.  I feel like her whole "branding"
>thing is big lie.
>> She comes off as this great expert that knows
>everything and about
>> everything and that can manipulate anything into
>anything.  She came to
>> believe her own fabrication and it rose up and bit
>her - in the end - so
>> to speak.
>> Tom
>Gerald (Gary) Smith
>geraldsmith@ juno.com
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