Doesn’t this seem odd to you? A former chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court (Chip Robertson) and a former U.S. Attorney (Graves), implicated in some kind of tawdry trailer tryst involving documents that federal Judge Acker, in Alabama, has found were wrongly taken — “stolen” is the word he has used. Now, is there any justification for this? Does anyone really believe that a False Claims Act case entitles the relators and their lawyers to do whatever they want, that the rules don’t apply to them? Considering that the purpose of the Act is to address wrongful behavior toward the government, it would be strange indeed if the remedy for this included further unlawful or unethical behavior. However, the Trailer Lawyers are supposed to be the experts on False Claims Act cases, not me. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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