[conspire] (forw) Re: [Evals] Hans Reiser found guilty

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 30 14:18:55 PDT 2008

Quoting Adrien Lamothe (a_lamothe at yahoo.com):

> If she thought she would go to jail for embezzlement, that could
> certainly be enough to scare her into leaving and then framing Hans to
> discredit him. If she had been convicted of embezzlement, that would
> certainly have ruined her new life in the U.S.

1.  There's no actual showing that she had anything to fear from Hans's
or anyone else's allegations of embezzlement in the first place -- even
if it was true that she did that.

2.  But the main point is that, _if_ she were leaving out of fear of
facing such allegations, then the rational thing to do would be to just
leave:  Sell the car, cash in what else can be sold quickly, take a cab
to the airport with all the cash and both children, and move back
permanently to St. Petersburg.  Let Hans fume about that upon discovery,
knowing that she and the children are 

Adding to that simple, logical plan a complex scheme for framing Hans
would then mean:

o  Leaving behind some serious amounts of money, including ready cash.
o  Suddenly leaving all (or almost all) of her US friends not
   knowing what happened to her, and assuming she've probably been
   gruesomely murdered.
o  Tormenting her own children for several years with the belief that
   their mother has been murdered (unless she trusted a 6- and 8-year old 
   with the secret of her surreptitious departure and secret life in
o  Having to keep a very low profile in Russia for a number of years, 
   at least long enough to ensure Hans's conviction.
o  Risking being the target of a long-term international vendetta, if 
   Hans or his family and friends at any point find out she's alive 
   and well, and did it all to "get" Hans.

Doesn't seem likely, nor in-character.  Nina seems to have been
intensely pragmatic.

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