Yesterday’s post contained a roundup of Africa Sting coverage and statements, including a few reported sentences Judge Leon made when dismissing charges against the remaining Africa Sting defendants. This post sets forth in full the substance of Judge Leon’s statement.
“This appears to be the end of a long and sad chapter in the annals of white collar criminal enforcement. Unlike takedown day in Las Vegas, however, there will be no front page story in the New York Times or the Post for that matter tomorrow reflecting the government’s decision today to move to dismiss the charges against the remaining defendants in this case. Funny isn’t it what sells newspapers….”