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Old 03-17-2020, 11:58 AM
Acierocolotl is offline
Join Date: Aug 2019
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About midway through the article, it's revealed that the defendants are in Russia and can not be brought before the court. The trial would largely be run in absentia. Furthermore, unless the defendants show up in the US, they won't feel the sting from any decision against them.

So what's the use of bringing to trial defendants who won't show up and won't be bound by the results? The prosecution only wants to play with the defendants that are trying to play the game, at least a little bit.