Licensed to Lie: Chapters 14 & 15

Chapter 14: Another Try Ms. Powell received denials on their motions of double jeopardy for Brown and their petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court. So they were looking at going to trial again for the same indictment. She then reached out to Deputy...

Licensed to Lie: Chapters 12 & 13

The Mother of All Corruption–DOJ Chapter 12: The Mother of All Hearings April 7, 2009—a momentous day in legal history—especially for anyone who cares about individual rights. The prosecutorial misconduct in the Stevens case was before Judge Sullivan. He began...

Licensed to Lie: Chapter 11

The Department of INjustice: Polar Pen Melts In late 2008, young FBI agent Chad Joy filed a complaint with the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility claiming that the prosecutors hid evidence in the Stevens “Polar Pen” case. He had to request...

Licensed to Lie: Chapter 10

The not knowing made the holidays extremely stressful for the defendants and their families. But finally, on January 7, 2008, Judge Werlein denied Spencer’s motion to remand Jim into custody. He punted the case back to the Fifth Circuit, to ask them if it would be...

Licensed to Lie: Chapter 9:

BOHICA: On March 19, 2007, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Regents, a civil suit against several large banks that had done transactions with Enron, including Merrill Lynch in the Barge transaction. The Fifth Circuit reversed the decision and held that the...