A professional investigation and prosecution would have ensured that
There is an unwanted consequence. By using Bell, the government has encouraged other prospective witnesses in countless other cases to sell their story to the
The Bonds case -- and many other cases in which salacious but irrelevant information is conveniently "leaked" to
Such tactics do not replace the lack of hard criminality, nor do they adequately explain the use of scarce prosecutorial resources at a time when mortgage fraud, bank fraud and other financial crimes have both skyrocketed and become easier to detect, and when many other hard crimes go unprosecuted.
Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer who handles investigations, business due diligence and other legal matters of a sensitive nature. Mr. Dixon also handles strategic analysis and political consulting for businesses, political candidates and other organizations. Mr. Dixon can be reached for further comment or consultation at 917-696-2442 and edixon@NYBusinessCounsel.com.
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