Dowie seeks new trial

I reported the other day on John Stodder's motions for a new trial or acquittal in the Fleishman-Hillard billing case. Doug Dowie, his former boss at Fleishman, also filed similar motions seeking to set aside his conviction in federal court. Dowie's argument for a new trial cites as grounds that the jury was inadequately charged, that one juror may have had a prior connection to government witness Monique Moret, that Dowie was barred from introducing a polygraph exam and, among other points, that the evidence was not sufficient to find him guilty. Reading through the legal papers, I'm reminded that we should all remember that our email is subject to subpoena, especially emails sent by or to a public employee (as at City Hall). You do not own the email you send from your company's computer servers.

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