Friday, January 05, 2007
Long Arm of the Law Not Quite Long Enough
...to hold former ANC 6C Commissioner Anthony Rivera. The government has reportedly dropped all charges against Rivera after trying him twice (hung juries) on multiple charges stemming from the laundering of proceeds from a ponzi scheme perpetrated by former ANC 6C Commissioner Robert Hall (who was found guilty of some charges, and pled guilty to others). So ends (I think) a very colorful saga that featured Mr. Hall (who will spend considerable time behind bars) representing himself, Mr. Rivera suing (representing himself of course) current ANC Commissioner Alan Kimber (a recount established that Mr. Kimber had, in fact, defeated Mr. Rivera) for defamation, and loads more general wackiness.