Judge allows Rodgers’ ‘Russian name’ analysis into case

Judge does about-turn and allows Rodgers – whose $1,100 hourly fee riles prosecution – to enter his findings in court

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Kevin Rodgers: "I’m relying on data. The computer doesn’t say: ‘I don’t recall’."

A federal judge in Mark Johnson’s fraud case decided on October 11 to allow the defence to play audiotapes that reveal potential Russian business in the market around the time of Cairn Energy’s large fixing order.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis’s decision is a complete turnaround from the previous day, when he sent the jury for an early lunch and walked off the bench after being frustrated with a morning of surprises in the case.

Suspense around the existence of a Russian trade in the market has been

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