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Depicting Waste Management fraud to enhance understanding

Dan Meyer’s blog, Tick Marks, has directed me to an interesting section of The Focal Point’s website, highlighting the work it did in helping the prosecution of the fraud case of the former head of Waste Management, James Koenig.

The Focal Point is a company that makes “all forms of courtroom presentations more persuasive by making these cases easier for judges and jurors to understand.”

In this case, they used visuals to represent the complex accounting treatments used in the fraud and enable the ordinary citizens making up the jury understand the gravity of Koenig’s manipulations.