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What about all the allegations we've heard?
Accusation is not proof...

Newspapers sometimes get away with making defamatory statements by purporting to report the fact that such an accusation has been made. In effect, by so doing, the papers are doing precisely the work that the accusers want! Was evidence or proof given to the journalist? Did the journalist do some independent thinking and research?

Many defamatory statements have been made about Shapiro and Galeta (and others) which have never been substantiated. In the court papers of the Liquidation, SARRAL made several accusations without ever attaching supporting documents or evidence. All of these defamatory accusations were denied, and were later dropped by SARRAL. In many key respects, SARRAL conceded in court in October 2009 that Shapiro's actions were reasonable, and that the liquidation action was justified.

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