NOT GUILTY IN ARMED BANK ROBBERY CASE
In a federal armed bank robbery case, the government offered the defendant a 40 year sentence if he were to plead guilty. The defendant and his lawyer, Steve Cron, told the prosecutors to pound sand.
At trial, the prosecution presented surveillance photographs from within the bank of the actual robbery, as well as the eyewitness testimony of three bank tellers. By pointing out discrepancies in the testimony, and evidence of coaching by the FBI agent, Steve was able to create enough reasonable doubt to get a hung jury.
Convinced that the hung jury was a fluke, the government refused to make any better offers to settle the case, so there was a second trial. The second trial revealed more discrepancies and attempts by witnesses to clean up clean up mistakes from the first trial. After the second trial, the defendant was found not guilty. One of those surveillance photos still hangs in Steve Cron's office.