I mean, seriously. For a guy who spilled everything and talked for four straight hours to the FBI before even saying the word “lawyer” in passing, for that kind of nightmare client, Sergey’s lawyer is doing pretty well.
Of course, when you factor in the seriousness of any public relations mess created by a Sergey spill during any trial, it doesn’t really matter much to Goldman what the guy did or did not say to the FBI, or even if he spends a minute longer behind bars.
Today was the day for prosecutors to indict Aleynikov, who was arrested on July 3 on the theft charges. But in a court filing, prosecutors told the presiding magistrate judge that they need another 14 days to continue discussions with Aleynikov’s lawyer about a “possible disposition.”
After receiving his conditional discharge/probation, what, exactly, will Sergey be paid not to write a tell-all book about Goldman?
Will Sergey Cut a Deal? [Reuters Blogs]