05/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pellicano Trial: Closing Arguments Begin

Prosecutor Daniel Saunders has begun his closing argument, starting off strongly with his statement that the Pellicano Investigative Agency was "nothing more than a criminal organization operated by a well connected, well paid thug." He then went on to give the jury a recitation of the number of witnesses and documents that the government has presented showing what happened to people that found themselves on the wrong side of the Pellicano agency. Mr. Saunders has been direct, strong and quite structured in his argument, seemingly quite compelling during the opening stages. However, he seemed to be dragged down by the sheer number of counts and the complexity of what these defendants are charged with doing. MORE LATER...

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