Cane’s reply to travel to Scotland is here: 20150601 Cane’s Reply Re Mtn to Travel (123110801776). The idea that Cane “poses no flight risk” is flatly laughable. She is 60 years-old and facing 20-30 years in prison. Moreover, she has spent the majority of her career working with Juanita Jardine “Jan Wallace” and Chloe Rita Jardine-Cutler to hide money at LOM Securities in nominee bank accounts. She has plenty of money to leave any U.S. assets behind without blinking an eye. Moreover, ask yourself this simple question: “would you give up $5 million for a chance to live 5 years if you were faced with 30 years?”
Cane’s attorney argues that because he has “personally represented” other clients who haven’t fled the country, then the Court should trust THIS client, Ms. Cane. “Indeed, I can represent to the Court that I have personally represented at least ten defendants in this District accused of committing “financial crimes” – often very serious ones – and none of those defendants have ever fled prosecution despite the very serious allegations lodged against them. Therefore, to the extent history is any guide, it favors the defendant here.”
This is stupidest argument I’ve ever heard for modification of bond; I wonder how much Cane paid for this. He further writes, “The government has cited no facts to suggest that Ms. Cane will act any differently than the thousands of other defendants accused of financial crimes in this district and others who have not fled prosecution.” This blog contains many facts which suggest that Ms. Cane will flee.
Ms. Cane’s attorney writes, “An opportunity to flee indeed exists. But the government offers no evidence that Ms. Cane is likely to flee this prosecution. Indeed, if she wanted to abscond, Ms. Cane does not need to travel to Scotland to do so. She could simply drive across the border into Mexico. Or she could fly her plane across the border. She has not done so, and that should give the Court confidence that she will not attempt to flee from Scotland if she is permitted to go there for a few days.” When Ms. Cane does abscond, it will be a sophisticated disappearance involving smoke and mirrors and deflection.