I stand Corrected, making the news all the better!
You are usually on point. However, you have made a few mistakes in your article “John Stagliano Has Charges Dismissed – What The Otherss Arenâ€™t Telling You.”
1) Dismissals with/without prejudice are only made in civil cases – not criminal.
2) The charges were not dismissed. Stagliano was acquitted. Stagliano’s attorneys filed (and were granted) a “Rule 29. Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal” under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
3) Since the Judge acquitted Stagliano of all charges, he cannot be retried on those same counts (of course the Government can always indict him on various other trumped up charges if they so desire).
By now we all know that the charges against John were dismissed by the judge because the prosecution (the government) failed to provide ample proof.
This is good and it pleases me, but it may not be over yet.
The judge did not dismiss the charges “with prejudice” and what that means is that the prosecution COULD refile the case.
It doesn’t happen often and it may not happen here but it does remain a possibility as I have seen no quotes from the prosecution as to whether they intend to re-file or not.
Rumors are rampant that jury members spoke to the press and indicated that they wouldn’t have convicted anyway but that may just be BS because the jury cant start deliberation until sent to the jury room….which never happened.
Regardless, this is a good day for all of us, congrats to John and Evil Angel, fighting the government is brutally expensive and John never faltered, we all owe him a debt of gratitude for that.