Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trial for Joel Steinger continued

Who can blame Judge Scola... the dude was in a hospital gown.  From Curt Anderson:

 On the eve of jury selection, a federal judge agreed Monday to delay the trial of the alleged mastermind of an $800 million insurance investment fraud scheme because the man suffers from severe pain and health problems caused by a chronic back ailment.
U.S. District Judge Robert Scola granted the postponement after former Mutual Benefits Corp. chief Joel Steinger, 63, tearfully requested time for spinal surgery. Steinger, who uses a wheelchair and is on strong pain medications, appeared in court in a hospital gown. He frequently wrapped a blanket around his chest.
"You can't do this like this. I don't have the strength to go on. I can't take the pain anymore," Steinger said in a voice breaking with emotion. "You know what I'm thinking about now? Getting back to the hospital so I can get more dope."...
Steinger would have needed frequent breaks if trial had gone forward in his current condition, along with a special chair, oxygen bottle and a nurse standing by to handle his needs - all at taxpayer expense. These conditions, Scola wrote, "make his presence throughout the trial a logistical and hygienic nightmare" that surgery may avoid.


Anonymous said...

Hygienic nightmare?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:20 am:

Yes - hygienic nightmare.

Germs. Germs are bad. Sick people are bad. Wash your hands, often. Do not use a public or airplane restroom. If you must, do not touch anything.

Never shake hands. Bump elbows instead.

Shower immediately after leaving the jail.

Wear a surgical mask on all airplanes.

Never wear the robe left in your hotel room.

NEVER EVERY touch or use the bed spread in a hotel room. Strip it and throw it on the floor.

wipe down the rim of your glass and all silverware in a restaurant, before you use those items.

Carry on.

Fake David O. Markus

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/10/3618926/cyclists-rally-to-pass-aaron-cohen.html NO WAY IN HELL JUDGE THOMAS GETS FEDERAL POSITION. IF HE DOES I WILL BIKE FROM MIAMI TO WASHINGTON DC AND BACK.

Anonymous said...

It warrants mention that the js was severed....scola is still starting a two monther...he deserves credit for his work ethic. But what a fing dog case, who did he inherit it from?

Anonymous said...

Cooke (recused) Huck (recused) Jordan (elevated).

I say it goes to the next three new judges in succession.