When the Silas Potter incident was exposed, naturally I was following it very closely. But when Potter took a plea, I was less interested and so forgot that one of his co-conspirators was going to trial. According to the Times Potter and David Johnson are turning on each other. Mr. Johnson is on trial for 42 counts of theft.
What is slightly amusing is that Potter testified that he forged Johnson's signature:
On the stand, Potter testified that he occasionally forged Johnson’s
name on contracts. He said that made it hard for him to say definitely
whether it was he, or Johnson, who signed certain documents admitted
Well, that ought to make dropping some of those 42 counts easy for Johnson's lawyer if no one knows who signed the contracts.
It looks like each could receive between 4-5 years in prison.
On a happier note, Diane Ravitch will be on The Daily Show tomorrow - Wednesday, the 30th. I'm going to love watching that.
What's on your mind?