By James B. Stewart
Our method of justice rests on an easy proposition: that witnesses will elevate their fingers and inform the reality. In Tangled Webs, James B. Stewart finds in bright aspect the results of the perjury epidemic that has swept our kingdom, undermining the very beginning of our courts.
With many prosecutors, investigators, and members conversing for the 1st time, Tangled Webs is going at the back of the scene of the rigors of media and homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart; best White residence political adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby; home-run king Barry Bonds; and Wall highway cash supervisor Bernard Madoff.
The saga of Martha Stewart's conviction captured the country, yet earlier nobody has replied the main easy query: Why might Stewart chance criminal, positioned her complete empire in jeopardy, and lie again and again to executive investigators to save lots of a number of hundred thousand cash in inventory earnings? in addition, how precisely was once the notoriously meticulous Stewart introduced down?
Drawing at the bills of then-deputy lawyer normal James Comey and U.S. lawyer Patrick Fitzgerald, Stewart sheds new mild at the Libby research, making transparent how a ways into the White residence the Valerie Plame CIA scandal prolonged, and why Libby took the fall.
In San Francisco, Giants home-run king Barry Bonds faces trial because of his testimony sooner than a grand jury investigating using unlawful steroids in activities. Bonds used to be warned explicitly that the single crime he confronted used to be perjury. Stewart unlocks the tale at the back of the mounting facts that he still lied below oath.
Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme is notorious, yet much less popular is how he eluded detection for therefore lengthy within the face of repeated investigations. Of the 4 he's the single person who has admitted to lying.
The perjury outbreak is symptomatic of a broader breakdown of ethics in American existence. It isn't simply the judicial approach that is dependent upon an honor code: Academia, enterprise, medication, and executive all rely on it. Tangled Webs explores the age-old tensions among greed and justice, self-interest and public curiosity, loyalty and responsibility. At a time whilst american citizens look hungry for ethical management and readability, Tangled Webs reaffirms the significance of fact.
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