Perhaps anxious to avoid the implications of the natural questions this meeting raises about his subsequent meeting with the false accuser the following day or maybe terrified of the culpability inherent in hatching a plan at that meeting to withhold evidence of actual innocence and then drawing up, two days later, indictments for two of the men exonerated by the results of testing discussed at the meeting, Defendant Nifong initially denies recollection of the April 10 meeting with Dr. Meehan.
"I can only report that I have no recollection of that meeting and that I have no documentation or other evidence that I ever attended such a meeting," Nifong said in the Jan. 16 letter.
“But in the Jan. 16 letter to the bar, Nifong wrote about a May 12 meeting in which Meehan provided a report to the prosecution.
"He also discussed with us the results of the tests he had performed since our April 10, 2006, meeting," Nifong said.”
This revelation leaves us with one simple word for Defendant Nifong: Oops!
“You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You say.. "Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?" First.. get a million dollars. Now.. you say, "Steve.. what do I say to the tax man when he comes to my door and says, 'You.. have never paid taxes'?" Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: "I forgot!" How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don't say "I forgot"? Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." Let's suppose he says back to you, "You have committed a foul crime. you have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?" Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!" Steve Martin