I am going to push you one more time. You said that the French Government wouldn't even go into bat. You also stated quite categorically that you know specific details about this case.
This need not be an argument, because you have stated you have facts on this case, but you prefer to skirt the issue at hand and fob off any questions asked of you.
I will say this to you: In future, put up or shut up!
Or you can answer the questions in relation to comments which you made.
Which will it be?
Listen, I don't know whether this guy is guilty or innocent, but judging by the total lack of information on this case from the "prosecution", one really only has the "defence" information to go on and base opinions on, and if the defence position is actually correct, then the powers-that-be have ruined a young guy's life for their own (probably political) gain.
Here's another case in which the same US Attorney in Orlando is involved in:
(Thanks for that Thadocta, I lost that site a while ago).
Here you have a German citizen being caught trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight with an unloaded pistol. And look what she gets:
* US$10,000 bail
* Surrenders her passport
* Freedom to travel within the US whilst she is on bail
Michael Philippe is accused (nothing has actually been proven) of writing on a barf bag and a mirror on a Virgin Atlantic flight from the UK. (Remember, all other charges were dropped). And this is what he gets:
* Initial denial of any bail
* Then he gets bail set at US$250,000, only for it to be cancelled at the request of the same US Attorney who had no problem with letting this German sheila out on bail of US$10,000
* The judge in Orlando states that the evidence against Michael is "light", yet sets bail at US$500,000
* After payment of bail, he is transferred to a half-way house where he isn't allowed to leave.
* When he is moved out of the half-way house, he is electronically tagged, and has a strict curfew.
All of this for a "crime" for which there is no evidence proving it was him.
It should be noted that the same arresting FBI Agent (Lema) is also involved in both cases.
Something is rotten here, and I am just surprised that people aren't questioning it, rather than just automatically assuming he is guilty.