December 01, 2008
Cheney indictments tossed

Ah, well. It was fun while it lasted.

A judge dismissed eight indictments Monday brought by a South Texas prosecutor against high-profile figures including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and a state senator.

The order by Administrative Judge Manuel Banales ended two weeks of proceedings that some courtroom veterans declared the most bizarre they had ever witnessed.

It also began to dim the lights on the rocky tenure of outgoing Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra, who even in thorough defeat saw the outcome as confirmation of the very conspiracy he had pursued.

"I expected it," Guerra said immediately after the hearing. "The system is going to protect itself."

You know, a good conspiracy theory about why the indictments got tossed would not only raise the overall level of awesomeness about this whole thing, it would mean we wouldn't have to let it go, maybe forever. I say go for it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 01, 2008 to Crime and Punishment

Conspiracy theory aside, too bad it was tossed out.

Posted by: Saleema on December 2, 2008 12:45 AM
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