Today’s episode addresses the elephant in the room, the thing that everyone has seen in the news, and that’s the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukraine is being destroyed, civilians are being killed in significant numbers, and our country is no longer one that wishes to win wars and do the ugly things that are needed to protect us.
In the legal portion of the episode, Jeff discusses the fascinating case of one of the world’s biggest bank fraudsters, John Ruffo, whom Jeff represented. Jeff shares how he achieved a great result for Ruffo with a much shorter sentence than anticipated. Then, when Ruffo was supposed to turn himself in to the designated federal prison in New Jersey, Jeff received a phone call that he didn’t report. He vanished. Since then, John Ruffo has been a most wanted fugitive for the past 23 years.