It was Bailey’s adamant contention that Jerry had an agreement from the first trial that the government would not seek any additional indictments regarding his drug enterprise. Bailey said the federal prosecutor used the term, “wipes the slate clean.” His charge makes sense. Why would you plead to counts if you thought you could be indicted on others later on, especially when you had F. Lee Bailey as your lawyer? You wouldn’t. And in fact, there was sufficient evidence to charge him on a RICO charge at the first trial but they chose not to do it. So, why, four years later, did they come after him again? Was it to gain notoriety, to put a notch in their belts---why?
As I wrote the book, this is a question I asked over and over. And the only answer I could come up with is that they were angry that the $280 million Karla Espinal said Jerry had hidden couldn’t be found. So they went after anyone she said had any part in the money---including his brothers and others. There was never any proof that this money existed, except her word.
Okay, when they began digging into things they found evidence that his brothers might be more involved than what they wanted you to think, but only in a slight way at most, certainly nothing warranting their sentences. So I can only conclude that it was out of revenge. They were angry at Jerry and that was it. I’ll go into detail in the book.
Meanwhile, thank you for the comments you’ve made about my last book, THERE IS NO HOPE HERE---amazon.
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