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Live Blogging the Drabinsky Final Argument

Way back in May prosecutors in the criminal fraud trial of Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb began laying out their case against the two founders of Livent. Nearly eight months later, the prosecutors say the evidence they have presented is overwhelming and argue that the two executives behind smash Broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera and Kiss of the Spider Woman should be convicted of two counts of fraud and one count of uttering forged documents their publicly-filed financial statements.
Yesterday Edward Greenspan and David Roebuck, the lawyers representing Drabinsky answered the prosecutions charges. Neither Drabinsky nor Gottlieb testified or called any witnesses in their own defence so this 276 page summation represents the first time Drabinskys lawyers have laid out their own theory about what happened at Livent.
The following is a live-blogging experiment. I will post comments as I read the document.