Failing that, why not find out what Cohen’s been telling his friends? The New York Times reported last week, “At one point during Mr. Martoma’s [the Cohen lieutenant convicted last week] trial, Mr. Cohen, a noted art collector, attended a New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden with the art dealer Larry Gagosian.”

Maybe Gagosian would talk if granted anonymity. Surely, some people who have talked to Cohen would.

His communications with investors might also be good sources for his side of the story. What has he written to them since the investigations started? How did he explain his great trades in what had been regular written reports to them before the investigations started?

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Steven Brill , the author of Class Warfare: Inside the Fight To Fix America’s Schools, has written for magazines including New York, The New Yorker, Time, Harper's, and The New York Times Magazine. He founded and ran Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, ten regional legal newspapers, and Brill's Content magazine. He also teaches journalism at Yale, where he founded the Yale Journalism Initiative.