"John Nathanson, one of the federal prosecutors handling the securities-fraud case against two former Bear Stearns hedge-fund managers, is being promoted to a supervisory position in the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Before joining the government, he spent seven years at Manhattan law firm Rogers & Wells, which is now part of Clifford Chance LLP, where in the late 1990s he helped defend Merrill Lynch & Co. in civil and regulatory matters for the bank's role in a copper-market manipulation scandal", WSJ, 18 July 2008.
"Federal prosecutors Friday said they may seek additional charges against former managers of two Bear Stearns Cos. funds who were indicted in June ocver the collapse of the funds last year. At a hearing in Brooklyn Friday, [AUSA] Patrick Sinclair said the government was anticipating the possibility of additional charges against Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, the former managers of two high-profile bond portfolios in Bear Stearns's asset-management unit. Superceeding indictments are often filed to add new charges, additional counts, expanded allegations or even new defendants", Chad Bray at the WSJ, 19 July 2008.
Why cite a 69-year old narcotics conspiracy case? Because, giving Benton Campbell (BC), the benefit of the doubt, our EDNY US Attorney, did not use this type of "thinking" in the Bear Stearns Two (BST) case, my 3 July 2008 post. I see them at worst as being two "button men". Who didn't the DOJ indict? Why? Stupidity, or worse? Who originated the "product" C&T sold? BC seems to be trying to portray C&T as big time swindlers. I say of who? BC, are you familiar with West's criminal law key 772(5), the "wilful blindness" or "ostrich" instruction? Well? I can see it now, co-conspirators showing up in court as crime victims. What a country.