From what we’re told the defense rested yesterday in the Plantation Cops federal mortgage fraud trial, closing arguments are expected this morning and the case is expected to get to the jury this afternoon. It’s been nearly two months since the start of this trial, I have to wonder how much information the jury has been able to retain? Our courtroom observers have told us that most of the jury had a hard time keeping awake during the six weeks of the prosecution’s case and that across the board they looked bored off their asses. On the other hand, it looks like the defense took only two weeks to present their case, I’m not exactly sure why it took six weeks for the prosecution.
So what do you guys think? At least one of the jurors has said that there’s nothing that’s going to change her mind about the defendants innocence, isn’t that one juror enough to screw up the case for the prosecution? In my opinion there’s no way the jury is going to find any of these guys guilty. Why? It’s simple, these guys aren’t accused of stealing millions or defrauding the banks and leaving them with a laundry list of busted out houses that are in foreclosure. The crux of the government’s case against these guys is that they lied on mortgage applications in order to obtain the loans that are at the center of the indictment. The reason that they will not be found guilty is because there isn’t a single member of that jury or one of their family members that hasn’t done the same. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that some of the very jury members that now sit in judgment of these cops has been involved with some sort of real estate investment/flip scheme over the last ten years therefore making a guilty verdict the ultimate expression of hypocrisy. We’ll know the outcome soon enough, I’ll update as soon as there’s anything new.