After a two-week criminal trial in a very high profile bank
robbery case, the judge turns to the jury foreman and asks,
“Has the jury reached a verdict in this case?”
“Yes, we have, your honor,” the foreman responded.
“Would you please pass it to me,” the judge declared, as he
motioned for the bailiff to retrieve the verdict slip from the
foreman and deliver it to him.
After the judge reads the verdict himself, he delivers the
verdict slip back to his bailiff to be returned to the foreman
and instructs the foreman, “Please read your verdict to the
“We find the defendant Not Guilty of all four counts of bank
robbery,” stated the foreman.
The family and friends of the defendant jump for joy at the
verdict and hug each other as they shout expressions of divine
The man’s attorney turns to his client and asks, “So, what do
you think about that?”
The defendant, with a bewildered look on his face turns to his
attorney and says, “I’m real confused here. Does this mean
that I have to give all the bank money back?”