Listen: Paul Manafort, Lubbock, Coppa discussed on For The Defense with Attorney Brad Koffel
"Of compelling irrefutable evidence of guilt. The defendant has to get all twelve votes. If one person holds out and says, it's eleven not guilty one guilty. You gotta go. Do it all over again. It is very very very hard to be the accused Paul Manafort or anybody else and go to trial and win. You you really do you do not enjoy your presumption of innocence as much as the Lubbock say you do. And when you go to trial, everything that everything that you put on everything a defense puts on. The prosecutors. Classic cross examination of the defense. Witnesses are well. Friend. You've got a bias. You have an interest you're motivated. Well, these are the only people that my client does their friends and family, or these are other people who are going to of course, by relationship. There's going to be that inherent bias interest in motive. And then the moment the defendant takes the witness stand and tells the truth. It's self serving statements at self serving statements. It's nothing, but these these nearing sort of arguments, I'll put arguments in in air quotes. But you know, they're always say, you know, why would this person lie about this? Why would someone plead guilty why would someone plead guilty because it is so hard to get through a criminal trial with enriched the tremendous exposure that comes like Paul Manafort is looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. He's already locked up. He's not getting out the only shot he has is to go and Coppa deal low, which is what he's done here. But I don't think he did it because he has been has maintained this fidelity to."