Tue
May 13 2014 7:45am

“Shining” Work: Alcoholic Court Reporter Jeopardizes Verdicts

An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my job” instead of the trial dialogue... and now officials are scrambling to repair the damage.

One high-level source said his “gibberish” typing may have jeopardized hard-won convictions by giving criminals the chance to claim crucial evidence is missing...

... Judges have been holding “reconstruction hearings” at which everyone involved in a case has to testify about what they remember.

The fired stenographer, who's been in rehab, denies he gave less than “100%” diligence to his job or the thirty cases under review, but you can read the rest via the New York Post.

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