Bloomberg reports that the prosecution filed a motion with federal judge Jed Rakoff that the jury not hear speculation about why former head of McKinsey Rajat Gupta was brought to trial, how much he donated to charity, and how long his sentence could be if convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy.
If that kind of information is allowed to be presented to the jury the melodrama will be intense. After all, what the jurors see is an immigrant who rose to prominence. Will they connect the dots and also see that the system is out to crush such uppity foreigners?
This coming litigation could become the trial of the century, a much more sophisticated version of O.J. Unfortunately, the late Dominick Dunne, who always supported the prosecutor and did so in O.J., isn't around to bear witness to the sound and fury signifying whatever in "U.S. v Gupta."