We are used to watching television programs about cases being solved by DNA evidence, a fingerprint or even a timely confession.
White-collar crime is often quite different, resembling more a thousand-piece puzzle than a whodunit as prosecutors try to put together tidbits of information that can add up to a conviction.
Still, a single piece of evidence can play a crucial role in the outcome by rounding out a picture of the defendant’s knowledge of the wrongdoing, a crucial factor in a trial. Two challenges to insider trading convictions highlight how important that evidence can be as the defendants seek to pull out a single thread to unravel an entire prosecution.
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