You can read the whole story at:
included is the Federal Indictment, always great reading if you enjoy fiction. Federal prosecutors are among the most creative writers since H.G. Wells.
My first New Year's Prediction, and remember you read it here first. Marylin, who has wonderful legs and a great body and why did you have to be accused of this just when I was falling in love with you? will be arrested, or more likely she'll surrender voluntarily, the wise thing to do at this point. The Feds have more rules in this kind of game than the National Football League, including instant replay. The Assistant U.S. Attorney no doubt wants the boss, the big guy, the trader, so that means that Marylin is in the great position of being forced to turn rat or be prosecuted along with him.
The Feds are very good at this game. She may well be held without bail as posing, in the standard words in this sort of case, "A substantial risk to society." Most citizens are unaware that the Bail Reform Act of a few years ago, the illegitimate child of Ronald Reagan and George "Dubya" Bush, denies Americans bail, reasonable or otherwise, everyday. Forget the Constitution, these guys are playing hardball.
After being held for about two or three months in a Federal Detention Center, Marylin may well be ready to confess to the Kennedy assassination, or at least give up lover boy.
And, don't blame her, because she's going to hear constantly that she's going to do some serious time, very serious time.
Look for Marylin to end up being in custody for a few months and then released as part of a plea bargain that may even help her co-defendants. It's a strange system, this Federal thing. You'd have to understand the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Mandatory Minimums, and of course, if she's ever had even a driving under the influence or simple possession of some weed, the Asst. U.S. Atty will make her sound like Bonnie Parker.
She'll be okay, but she'll be induced to plead guilty to some lesser charge of some kind, count on it. Unless, and only unless, she can come up with an excellent Federal defense attorney. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper has a 10 part series up on their web site called, "Winning At All Costs" dealing with the outrageous behavior of federal prosecutors and cops. Check it out. I think it's http://www.post-gazette.com/win and then look for Special Reports and click on "Winning At All Costs" A real eye opener.
Good luck to Marylin, I hope she's innocent and she may well be. These federal indictments use the "shot gun" style of choosing defendants. A wide pattern of buckshot that hits everybody even remotely close to the real action.
"AMENDMENT IV TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
This is too often ignored.
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
Yeah, right. Please go to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette series on "Winning At All Costs."