De Lorean gets his day in court

Claims the defense: "This is a fictitious crime. Without the Government there would be no crime. This is one of the most insidious and misguided law-enforcement operations in history."

Claims the prosecution: "This is a classic case of a guilty defendant caught redhanded, desperately trying to transfer blame for his apprehension and disgrace to the Government. It is difficult to imagine a more willing participant in a narcotics transaction than John Z. De Lorean."

The legal arguments, sharply drawn in pretrial statements, are reminiscent of those heard...

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