Friday, May 22, 2009
``The jury finds him not guilty, then he wins the pole position at Indy, and now the government drops the case completely..."
"...All he has to do now is win the race and climb the fence.''
That's Roy Black's reaction after the government announced today that it would drop the final charge pending against Helio Castroneves. Jay Weaver has the details here.
The government did the right thing, as I explained before:
I would be really surprised if the feds chose to retry this one count. The sense is that Helio won the trial and was vindicated, so a retrial would look petty and vindictive. Plus, there's no reason to believe that the next jury would have any more reason to find Helio guilty after the first jury rejected almost the entire case.
Plus, now I get to post another Helio/Julianne picture.