All Apologies | 08/21/07
Looks like Michael Con-Vick took the plea deal. Bummer. I was hoping it would go to trial. Maybe some of your lawyers-to-be can help me out--if you're the kingpin, why are you allowed to plea? I understand the henchmen getting it as an option because you want to get the ringleader but if you're the ringleader, shouldn't you get prosecuted for real? I know the DA gets to offer a plea, but why would you? It just doesn't make sense to me--is it because you're saving tax dollars by avoiding the time and expenses of a trial? I don't really understand how 20 years of jail time from racketeering charges can magically be reduced to 18 months with no racketeering simply because he plead guilty. A little help please.