New Plea: Charges Don’t Reflect Who I Am Today

Traditionally, pleas have been guilty, not guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity and nolo contendere (no contest).

Beth Cobert, acting director at the OPM, has added a fifth plea:

Charges Don’t Reflect Who I Am Today

Greg Masters captures the new plea in Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response:


While welcoming the committee’s acknowledgement of the OPM’s progress, Beth Cobert, acting director at the OPM, disagreed with the committee’s findings in a blog post published on the OPM site on Wednesday, responding that the report does “not fully reflect where this agency stands today.”
… (emphasis added)

Any claims about “…where this agency stands today…” are a distraction from the question of responsibility for a system wide failure of security.

If you know any criminal defense lawyers, suggest they quote Beth Cobert as setting a precedent for responding to allegations of prior misconduct with:

Charges Don’t Reflect Who I Am Today

Please forward links to news reports of successful use of that plea to my attention.

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