by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
Let's face it, most people who care enough to form an opinion about Roger Clemens and baseball's steroid era, have already reached their own personal verdict. So why are our valuable tax dollars being spent to retry Roger Clemens for alleged perjury and obstruction of Congress?
The first trial came to an abrupt end when U.S. attorneys presented video evidence to the jury, that had previously been ruled inadmissible. The judge indicated that this was a mistake a " first year law student" would not have made. As a result, the U.S Attorney's office was undoubtedly embarrassed and suffered credibility damage.
So perhaps the real reason countless tax dollars are again being spent in this matter, is more about ego and image rehabilitation than anything else. It appears in today's poor economy, that there are numerous better uses for our tax dollars than the retrial of Roger Clemens.
Long Island Lawyer
Paul A. Lauto, Esq.