Jefferson Tape: “What a Waste”

Juries often find tapes to be conclusive evidence. They pride themselves on their ability to read the truth from a source that does not spin or package a statement. Thus, the first reaction (as the FBI knows) to the disclosure of a sting is critical. In the recently released tape of Jefferson at this moment of truth, his first reaction will not serve him well. He reportedly says “what a waste” and then appears dejected and concerned over the public reaction. It is not exactly the response that one would expect from an arrested individual. Indeed, Craig’s initial reaction was better. He immediately claimed entrapment and offerred an innocent explanation. He then turned into a perfect moron afterwards. Conversely, Jefferson appears guilty at the confrontation and then gets smart later. For the Jefferson story, click here