Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Brother's Keeper

Matthew and Marcus Mauceri are twin brothers. 

Matthew Mauceri (age 40) was flying in to Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday morning to attend his court trial, in which he is charged with scheming to defraud. 

Apparently he hasn't figured out yet that scheming to defraud is illegal, because he perpetuated yet another instance of it when he schemed to defraud the court he was supposed to be attending for scheming to defraud. 

I'll expound.

He realized en route that he would not make his trial on time and asked his twin brother to go to court for him in his stead ~ and by 'in his stead' I mean literally pretending to be him.   

Matthew's own attorney (who'd defended both men previously ~ note, repeat offenders) realized that things were 'one juror short of a full jury', and tipped the judge off.  Marcus swore under oath that he was Matthew, then the judge had a fingerprint test done on Marcus and the truth was discovered.

Marcus is now serving 179 days for criminal contempt of court and his brother Matthew (who finally showed up) now has charges of failure to appear and contempt of court to answer for in addition to his trial for scheming to defraud.

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying that 'the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over again, expecting different results'. 

Forest Gump was quoted as saying 'Stupid is as stupid does'.

I'm going with Forest on this one.


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Oh, dear God in heaven, what a story! Apparently even identical twins have different fingerprints, which hopefully the Defraud Brothers will remember the next time they are plying their trade - after they get out of jail, of course.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

It is unthinkably stupid. I don't believe that time behind bars is going to cure that. Unfortunately.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at said...

People sure can be dumb. I would expect that my cousin will marry one of these guys at some point. She always marries idiots.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


She always does? How many times has she done that?

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Clowncar said...

Janeane Garofalo said, in some movie I cani not recall, "Is being stupid like being really high all the time?"

I suspect not.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

No. People who are high have options and ability to rise above it (or sink below it).

People who are stupid are staying that way for eternity.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore