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You know we have been following his stories since almost the moment -- was locked away and now Dennis Kozlowski -- if free man much sooner than expected.
Because maybe -- has wasn't such a manner -- that New York Supreme Court overruling a parole board's decision.
To not spring the former Tyco boss -- eight.
The board initially denying the -- saying Kozlowski was a menace to society but the judge arguing there isn't enough concrete evidence to prove this.
We've got a former -- Parole Board chairman Edward happening aunt.
Are on -- and and evolves on on it the board could be blinded by potential bias against Wall Street.
Now we're gonna get to a statement from Dennis is us -- attorney and a second but I wanted to go to mister -- good news new role.
Board chair former chair and your sense of whether.
Should be out now should be free.
I just want to make it clear I don't know but I've been given the opportunity in advance of coming to me review to look at some of the record information that's -- That record information in my opinion and I would assume any -- her right thinking individual.
Would come bring us all to the conclusion.
You should have been -- why wasn't.
No we saw the reasons that the board -- for not releasing him they think he would be -- public risk.
Threat to public safety.
They think they're releasing him -- And promote disrespect for the law they think would be incompatible with the welfare of the community those -- the things they said as reasons for denying him.
So we can do is to look for -- objective facts and see if we come up with the same conclusion.
And the answer is I did that come up with the opposite conclusion should have been -- -- in the latest case where this came.
Unit obviously he had been a model in right and no work release type program -- -- -- in now.
Evidence they know.
It was still ignored and and the Parole Board still decided -- keep this guy.
Him in prison -- were or modicum -- What guided that was it just decided they didn't like.
Wall Street didn't like -- that was something's especially.
Nefarious to -- case what what do you think.
Well I think the thing that.
It was in the various case.
They got an awful lot of newspaper coverage I'm old enough to have been around to be aware of that story.
And there were other cases no corporate heads doing things they shouldn't have been -- releasing opinion that the prosecutors.
And but he is he did something that many of the others don't do didn't do.
He took his case to trial.
So when you take your case to trial and you lose generally speaking the -- in New York to pay a price to get a much longer sentence.
Thank you mr.
Kozlowski was Casey completed down on this case -- to him anyway.
And received -- -- not a they used for months to 25 years -- the -- for the six.
Having gotten into the sixth.
-- it paid back all the money as he did but -- the third that point in time it would have been home.
Trying to do -- -- bonds -- -- -- -- the second but this final element would be potential threat to society.
Or or he could bolt to leave the country.
How realistic is that it's ridiculous.
It's absolutely ridiculous.
And why -- say that I'm not omniscient.
Knowing everything it doesn't happen we're -- -- -- one when he got.
If he decides he doesn't wanna live in the US today he would notify the probe priorities that I am going to move to Europe gonna move to Africa or I'm gonna go.
And they're gonna say bye bye if you come back you're still subject to supervision.
Report Cuba or could they let -- go bye -- They could they have the authority you know.
All right -- you've heard a lot of -- and what's at stake it now is they sort of moved to reexamine its what's gonna happen what's the next state.
Well the next answer -- they the same Parole Board that denied him.
His freedom which was overruled by -- new York State Supreme Court justice will hold another parole hearing.
I think that they will probably let him out I think that there will probably let them out very very quickly won't even take the length of time.
That it normally takes a Parole Board to release its decision.
-- knows the Parole Board procedures better -- -- but having been chastised.
By the court.
Having the public realize that this Parole Board just threw down reasons.
For keeping him locked up without tying those reasons in -- facts in the case.
I think they want -- wash their hands of it and get rid of him.
And let -- be -- -- person and I expect that to happen very soon -- like probably within the next two weeks couldn't do the.