Monday, December 21, 2009
PLEAS AND CONFLICTS
More than one little birdie has whispered in our ear that regarding the PD's office and the Regional Conflict Counsel's office we have it backwards: That Silent Charlie's real goal is to keep as many cases in his office as possible so as to squeeze the Regional Counsel's budget and ability to get sufficient money from Tallahassee to do their job. That may well be why Jay Kolsky is Miami's busiest PD. We hear that the PD office supervisors are holding a strong line against conflicts. More than one person has emailed us to "follow the money" a la Deep Throat's advice in Watergate. Any thoughts?
We've been traveling the country wrapping up cases, handling new ones, and spending lots of time reading the Wall Street Journal and plotting our path to financial independence. Picking up 2000 shares of Goldman Sachs over the course of last December when the world was seemingly ending, at an average price of $71.50 has been a pretty good call. GS closed at 163 and change on Friday.
Anyway, we saw this article in the WSJ on a plea bargain gone bad, and we commend it to you: