True he might be protecting his cronies, as you say, however, by deding these individuals their due process is like me shooting your dog (which by the way I hate dogs) because your shot my cat (I am a cat lover). Does that make me right by doing this? You shot my cat, so I get to shoot your dog!! I have to prove you shot my cat and not correst out of you but prove it. There is the differeance these men have been corrhist (sorry for the misspelling). We need to prove that they planned and carried out the plan in order to punish them propertly, or they could walk out free, is what the Judge is saying.