Thursday, January 18, 2007

Admitting Guilt In The Newspaper Should Preclude Later Claims of Vindication

I really wanted to stay out of the "Fletcher Critic Tax Flap" story. One-car pile-ups have a way of sitting still to be examined slowly. That is what this was.

But the effort to spin this into some kind of false and malicious prosecution story angered a reader and motivated him to call me.

His point was that even though tax cases usually aren't brought to court after restitution is made, the crime occurred. Should the prosecutor drop the case -- and he probably will -- any gloating and charges of dirty tricks can't go unanswered.

Remember that.