I’ve detailed in the past just how much federal prosecutors have done in an effort to get Greg Anderson to testify, including threatening and raiding the homes of his wife, Nicole Gestas, and mother-in-law. From yesterday’s NYT, however, you get a glimpse of just how desperate — and, quite frankly, inept — they truly are:
Several years ago, it was revealed earlier this week, prosecutors sent an undercover female agent to join the gym where Gestas worked. The authorities hoped that the agent would befriend Gestas and get her to talk about Bonds, but the effort did not prove fruitful.
I’ve seen that tactic used twice before: in the most excellent movie “Zero Effect,” and on “Seinfeld.” It worked like a charm in the former and, while it didn’t go off as planned in the latter, at least the sought-after information was obtained. Here? Bubkis.
If Bonds is acquitted, many-a-steroid hawk is going to blame a star-struck jury. Or race. Or whatever it is people blame when someone that is probably guilty of something walks. Let us remember, however, who has the burden of proof here — the government — and let us not forget who has seemingly bungled this thing from the get-go — again, the government.
(thanks to Pinto for the heads up)