Law & Order (1990) s18e02 Episode Script


NARRATOR: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.
These are their stories.
It's official.
Hmm? Welcome home.
Two cops who like to work alone.
I'll be amused.
Hev- Hey.
guys- Hi.
I shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.
All right.
Thank you.
Of course.
Mind your uncle.
Bye, Mom.
Are you Uh She's interviewing downstairs for a PAjob.
Just be a few minutes.
Uh, you guys wanna help me pack up my stuff? Okay.
All right.
All right.
What you need to do is put this in the top drawer over there.
Uncle, is that a bad guy? Yeah.
He's a bad guy.
You can put this in the bottom drawer there.
What's that? Is that a bad guy? No, he's a good guy.
(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING) Katie! Volume please! How about turning some of this off before Al Gore makes a movie about you? The music helps me think, and the has to be on in case of anything Johnny Depp-related.
And the AC? If you want to cool off, drink hot tea.
That's what they do in the Sahara.
(PHONE RINGING) Hi, honey.
I just got home.
Um When can we expect you? No.
Hello? The line just went dead.
Miss Alana? Uh, something's wrong.
The stoplight's out at the corner.
Karyn and Jodie said the power's out at their houses, too.
Westside and Brooklyn? Great.
Another blackout.
Isabel, can you get out the flashlights and we have extra (PHONE RINGING) Hi, honey, the power went You, too? Okay, we'll be here.
Mom, maybe you should let Isabel go home early? Right.
You should be with your children.
Go ahead, Isabel.
Oh, thank you.
Mom, the subways won't be working.
Right, I'll get you cab fare.
I I put away the groceries first.
I'll help you.
It'll go faster.
(VEHICLES HONKING) Somebody hit the panic button at 3:22.
About a half-hour into the blackout.
System has an eight-hour battery.
What time did you get here? hit, our board went nuts.
Lot of old ladies can't find their flashlights.
We tried calling the police.
They were busy.
And with the traffic lights out Right.
I got it.
How'd you get in? The garage.
Somebody hadn't closed it all the way.
The place was like this when we came in.
Throat's cut.
Looks like she was on her way out.
That's her purse on the table.
Isabel Paez.
She's the housekeeper, been with the family for eight years.
CONLAN: What's going on? But this is my house.
John Coma“? Y es.
I got a call to come home and the traffic was jammed up.
I had to run.
Could you step over here, Mr.
Conlan? Oh, my God, is that Isabel? Where's my wife? My daughter Katie? They're not here.
What? No.
They were here when the power went out.
Well, maybe they went to see a friend.
Would you go outside with this officer while we figure this out, please? Call Van Buren, tell her we're looking at a possible kidnap? Yeah.
Tell her we could use I want trap-and-traces up on all phones registered to Mr.
And believe me, I know there's a blackout.
Sergeant Simmons, where's my generator? Same place it was a half hour ago, LT.
Well, there's a hardware store two blocks north on Lex.
If they have any portable generators, commandeer them.
I got him making a list of all the people who've been in the house in the last six months.
Keep him busy.
He runs a two-hundred million dollar hedge fund.
He's not a patient man by nature.
The security company's got avideo of the kidnapping.
This was streamed from our office in Jersey City.
It's a graphic reconstruction based on data from the motion and heat sensors in the home.
That dot moving there toward the front door is the housekeeper.
There's the intruders.
They killed the housekeeper, now they're going for the mom and daughter.
That's somebody hitting the panic button in the hallway.
The battery died.
I'm sorry.
That door they went through, where does it lead? VAN BUREN: This looks fresh.
That's an electric motor.
Somehow they got this door open, they backed the car in and loaded up their victims.
The dent's high on the fender.
We're probably talking about a van or an SUV.
A blue van or SUV.
Start knocking on doors.
No, sorry.
I was running around looking for batteries.
So what's going on with the Conlans? Burglary.
Of course, no alarm.
I hope they're sending the bill to ConEd.
(LAUGHING) I got home around 5:00.
So that was after.
You look thirsty.
Do you Do you want one? No.
No, thank you.
And you know you're not actually supposed to be drinking that outside.
Oh Maybe you should walk me home.
My husband's out of town so You know what happens in a blackout doesn't really count.
Let's go.
The ransom call just came in.
MAN: Fifteen million by midnight or they both die.
How do I know they're still alive? I need proof before I agree to anything.
KATIE: Dad? I'm right here, sweetie.
Mom's here.
We're okay.
We' re just scared.
Katie? Katie? MAN: Okay, now? Fifteen million by midnight.
I can't get the money that fast.
The banks aren't open.
Have one opened.
A guy like you? Just call one of your friends.
It's not that easy.
The safes won't open when the power's out.
But I have cash in the house and maybe two million dollars in jewelry.
The price is fifteen million.
I know and you'll get it all once the power's back on.
It's Look.
Consider it a show of good faith.
You know I'm willing to pay.
We'll call you back.
It's okay, Mr.
You did fine.
You got us a chance to catch these guys.
As soon as they take the bag, we can track them.
Just make the drop.
Do not confront them.
Are we clear about that? I'm no hero.
I just want my family back.
(ALL CHEERING) (ALL GROANING) Well, at least the power was almost back on.
Don't get your hopes up.
That generator is as old as me.
I need a release form for Mr.
Conlan but with all this No problem.
There is an antique typewriter in McCoy's office.
I'll go pry it out of his hands.
Forensics tied the paint chips in the garage to a '98 Chevy cargo van.
We put the description out on the air but Communications says we're lucky if 15% of the force gets it.
Wow, this just gets better.
LT, the radios are almost out of juice and we can't recharge them.
You know I heard a rumor there was a time when police officers didn't have radios.
You know you all were issued whistles as a part of your standard equipment.
Now would be the time to use them.
If you've misplaced yours, you can get a new one from the supply room.
And if you forgot the whistle codes, it's one long, two short, suspect sighted.
Three short, officer needs assistance.
Lieutenant? Yeah? He got a text.
They want me at Barrow and Commerce.
VAN BUREN: All units, stand by.
Get ready to roll, people.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Yeah, I'm here.
MAN: Start walking toward Hudson.
Look for a cab.
There he goes.
Let's go! (TIRES SCREECHING) ED: Man on a bicycle grabbed the swag! Heading east on Barrow.
So sorry! Mister! I I I run a Stay back.
Cable to generator for my store.
I It's okay.
He He didn't see.
I I'm sorry.
I I I'm sorry.
He's dead.
I did what everyone told me and now my family is in even greater danger.
Why isn't the FBI involved? I hear what you're saying, Mr.
If we feel the FBI can be of use, we'll get them involved.
We'll do everything we can to get your family back safe.
Just give us time.
(sums) VAN BUREN: Anything on our Lance Armstrong? Uh, no wallet, no ID, and his prints aren't in the system.
He had a no-name prepaid phone.
And the only calls were to Conlan and to another pre-paid phone.
Probably an accomplice.
Who's probably wondering what happened to his partner.
We don't have much time before he decides to make a move.
Well, we got one more piece of evidence to check out.
ED: CSU wasn't gonna show up for a couple of hours, so we just took it.
A mountain bike.
Look at the seat.
It's a woman's model.
It's probably stolen.
There's a sticker from the MTA to take the bike on the LIRR.
It's current.
Wake someone up at the MT A.
Sure you got the right address? Yeah.
Uh, excuse me.
Where's the rest of the cavalry? LUPO: The cavalry for what? To help us move these people? To a facility with a working generator? Oh, I'm sorry, ma'am.
lt'sjust us.
We're looking for Tina Shen.
My bike? I lent it to a friend.
A boyfriend? Just somebody I met here.
Nick Costas.
He said he needed my bike to get to a part-time job last night.
Is he okay? LUPO: Is that Nick? Yes.
Oh, my God.
Was he in an accident? A fatal accident.
Were you close? He's mixed up in a kidnapping, a woman and her daughter.
They're still missing, so I think you should answer the question, Tina.
We were just, you know, casual.
LUPO: Did you ever meet any of his friends? No.
Our thing was very casual.
Why is that? You didn't click? His idea of a life plan was to go live on a beach in Greece and make jewelry.
That's just not practical.
What did he do here? Nothing.
He just visited.
His dad lives here.
My boy, uh (LAUGHS) Nick.
Best southpaw the Dodgers ever had.
Nick would come once a week and bring him Greek pastries.
Where did Nick live? Somewhere in the city.
And he came by yesterday just to borrow your bike? He said he'd been cleaning out his dad's store.
Before he came here, Nick's dad had some kind of store in Astoria.
ED: Where in Astoria? You'd have to ask him.
Where's your store, Mr.
Costas? Crescent and Thirty-First.
LUPO: Crescent and Thirty-First.
(STAMMERING) Cloverfield.
Cloverfield and Thirty-First.
Cloverfield? Cloverfield Crescent Cloverfield? Crescent? What kind of store do you have? (LAUGHING) My My My kid's a hell of a southpaw.
Is he coming today? No.
I don't think so.
(LAUGHING) I know what he's doing.
He's feeding the snake.
He's not going to give me a warrant for each store.
And I need more to make an argument for exigent circumstances.
Look, man.
If we hear screams, we're going in.
But we got like a half a dozen stores here and they're all closed up.
I don't want to just go in and then have somebody walk on a bad search.
Hey, Ed.
The snake the old man was talking about.
Hey, man.
I think we just found the place.
Hold on.
Your Honor? Your Honor Easy.
Wait your turn I have an emergency search warrant application.
Excuse my handwriting.
Not your handwriting, Mr.
The fact that your informant, Mr.
Costas, doesn't seem to know the location of his own store.
The warrant pertains to a kidnapping in progress.
We have officers on the scene.
We're racing the clock.
You think I can't smell BS in the dark, Counselor? You have the officers on the line? This is Judge Bradley.
Who is this? Uh Uh This is Detective Green, YourHonoL Uh, Your Honor, Mr.
Costas has Alzheimer's.
What about the local precinct, Detective? Don't they keep a list of contacts for these stores? They do in their computers but their power's out.
Any other day, Your Honor Just because the power is out doesn't mean we unplug the Constitution.
That goes for you as well.
Judge, people's lives are at stake.
This is an emergency lam not signing this, Mr.
Detective Green? Go in.
You get a warrant? Just go.
I'll cover you.
All right.
He said, "Go.
" Police! Ed.
"Galaxy O' Petssss.
Nick Costas Senior, Proprietor.
" ED: There's the mother.
Now where's the daughter? (CLATTERING) Stay down! Stay down! Pol ice! I just saw somebody run out of that garage.
I think it's a burglar Shut up! On the ground.
I'm not the guy you want.
I'm telling you there was a burglar.
Someone coming out of there.
LUPO: What's that on your shoes? Looks like blood to me.
LUPO: Where is she? I don't know what you're talking about.
Then you better hope you didn't do what I think you did.
Ed! Katie? (MUFFLED YELLING) It's the police.
You'll be all right.
(MUFFLED YELLING) Mom? Where's my mom? I'm telling you, man.
Shut up.
Ed! I got her! She's okay! You are one lucky mother.
(SIRENS WAILING) Officer Donovan's gonna take you to your father, okay? Take care of her.
A driver's license for Roy Barkin.
Roy, you're under arrest.
ED: Yeah KATIE: I don't recognize anybody.
Anyway, I had a blindfold on me the whole time.
How about when they came in the house? They had on like hats and goggles.
They told me and my mom not to look at them.
We can do this later.
No, Dad.
I'm okay.
Itried to pay attention to things, if we got away.
Like voices.
I heard two different ones.
Do you think you can recognize them? Only the guy I was with when you found me.
He took us to the bathroom and I heard him talk on the phone once.
He had headphones on me, but I could still hear him.
What did he say? It was just before he was going to take off with me.
I guess he was talking to the other guy.
He was yelling at him for coming up with such a stupid plan and how it was his fault that everything got messed up.
And then he took my mom out of the van.
And I heard her try to scream.
He came back for me.
I thought he was going to hurt me.
He just piled all this stuff on top of me and said we were going away.
Excuse us.
That phone call happened right before Mrs.
Conlan was killed.
Nick was already dead so he was talking to somebody else.
The genius with the plan.
(BUZZING) A mastermind? What are you willing to do for someone who helps you find this mastermind? Your client is in no position to negotiate.
We have Mrs.
Conlan's blood on his shoes, his prints in the van and the pet store Simple explanation.
Roy is second cousin to Nick Costas.
He's been sleeping in the store off and on since it closed.
He came home after being away for a few days.
He found Mrs.
Conlan dead.
He saw what he thought was a burglar A for effort, Mr.
Tyrell, but we have a witness who can identify your client's voice.
The young girl? You sure you want to put her on the stand so I can cross-examine her? Katie Conlan can handle whatever you dish out.
All right, say you take no position on parole and Roy gets out in 25 years.
Roy gets out in 30 and only if he gives us the name of his accomplice.
WellAname A name.
An address.
Some way of finding this person.
You don't know who he is, do you, Roy? He was Nick's guy.
And Nick didn't tell you anything about him? So you were just dumb muscle? Lady, you can kiss my dumb muscle.
I'm sure you'll have plenty of takers where you're going for the rest of your life.
Goodbye, Roy.
Before you go Uh, there's a problem locating the warrant the police used to enter the pet store.
I need it to prepare Roy's defense.
Could you send me a copy? Soon as I get your discovery motion.
CONNIE: I had a feeling that warrantless search was going to come back and bite us in the ass.
It might not.
If we find the brains behind the kidnapping.
The police have any luck tracing the phone calls? Yeah.
A prepaid phone.
This friend of Nick didn't just flit through Nick's life without leaving atrace.
ED: We vetted Nick's friends, all three of them.
We checked phone records going back a year.
No mystery man.
Well, maybe you should look for other distant cousins.
LUPO: Hey, check out all this stuff.
Extra batteries, first aid kit, energy bars.
These guys were in for the long haul.
Any guess what this is? See, they used it to crank open the door after the power went out.
But the question is, Why'd they take it with them? Yeah, and why would Conlan have two in his garage? Well, the answer is, he wouldn't, would he? Uh, Nick and Roy brought this one.
They probably didn't leave it behind because they knew it can be traced back to them.
And how did they know they were gonna need this thing to open the garage door in the first place? Exactly.
Someone matching Nick's description bought this at a Securi-Door dealer in Long Island City two days before the blackout.
They knew there was going to be a blackout? Neat trick.
Maybe this missing accomplice worked at the power company.
You should ask them what caused the blackout.
The official story is an overload due to peak demand.
I bet the unofficial story is a lot sexier.
I'll start making calls.
I noticed you haven't answered Barkin's discovery motion for a search warrant.
You're tracking defense motions? You must have a lot of free time, Jack.
Maybe you can help me update my phone book.
So there's a problem with the search warrant? No problem.
No warrant.
The judge wouldn't sign it.
I told the cops to go in anyway.
Mike There were exigent circumstances! How was I supposed to know Nick Costas had a cousin living in the pet shop with an expectation of privacy? Soon as Roy Barkin's lawyer learns there's no warrant, your whole case goes away.
By the time he finds out, I'll have the missing accomplice, I can argue inevitable discovery.
What do you do for fun, Mike? Juggle chainsaws? With my neck on the line? Who said this is your prosecution? I'm happy to take the hit.
Just let me call my own shots.
CUTTER: We talked to the power company, Mr.
They said you went offline during a period of peak demand.
That's what caused the blackout.
They were forced to buy power from another supplier.
What can I say? We had to shut down for maintenance.
During a 110% peak demand? Yeah, machines don't know from peak demand.
Wad a recuperate: that was about to New.
I had to take the power company offline to replace it.
You still have the old recuperator? Maybe.
Why? The FBI will want to take a look at it to see if it was about to blow.
The FBI? What for? It may be evidence in a kidnapping.
Since this is New Jersey and the kidnapping took place in New York, FBI has jurisdiction Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Kidnapping? They never said anything about a kidnapping.
Who didn't say? Uh, nobody.
I've already said too much Who, Mr.
Declan? The guys from Energyne.
They bought the plant six months ago.
They told you to go offline? Yeah.
You want to hear it for yourself? MAN: If you took down the plant, how long would it take to get it back up? DECLAN: It's not something you want to just turn on and off every hour.
Let's put it that way.
MAN: Why don't you just go ahead and shut her down.
DECLAN: Right now? The grid's gonna crash.
You'll put the lights out all over New York.
Grandma Millie's just gonna have to sit in the dark with her freakin' cats.
That's cold, man.
MAN: You think that's cold? Wait till she gets her power bill for The other voice belongs to Paul Kleist, the VP of Energyne.
The vice-president of a power company involved in a kidnapping? Come on.
I agree.
So what are they up to? Energynejust buys power plants to let them sit idle? The plant manager can't figure it out either.
Whatever it is, we're going to wish it was as cut and dry as a kidnap-murder.
You mean you're going to wish.
This is the soup you asked to be in.
Enjoy it.
KLHST: Grandma Millie's just gonna have to sit in the dark with her freakin' cats.
So excuse me for not being warm and cuddly.
We own the facility, we can shut it down, turn it into a freakin' jellybean factory if we want to.
I'm not warm and cuddly either, Mr.
And I'm not going anywhere until I'm satisfied you had a legitimate reason to shut down the power plant and cause a blackout.
Look, Mr.
We came here as a courtesy, but you have no regulatory authority over an energy facility.
But I do have the authority to charge Mr.
Kleist here as an accomplice to a murder-kidnapping.
You have 24 hours to comply with our subpoena.
CUTTER: After that, the police will be arresting Mr.
Kleist and transporting him to the Tombs, where the lights out is at 10:00.
That's a long time to sit in the dark.
Thank you for coming in.
I've gotten calls from the FTC, the Energy Department, the City Public Utilities Commission.
Mike's hit them all with subpoenas.
What the hell are you two up to? Ask Mike.
I've been in court all day.
This is all from Energyne? Energyne.
Consumers Energy Watch.
Public Utility Hearings.
Anti-Trust Commission.
I can't read this.
Well, I can.
Now I'm worried.
Mike, I hope this has some bearing on the Conlan kidnapping.
I'm not sure but did you know that Energyne twice took its New Jersey power plant off line this summer for unscheduled maintenance? The first time resulted in a brownout.
That's fascinating.
Yes, and they own another facility in Pennsylvania.
They took that one down three times since June.
That resulted in one blackout and two brownouts.
You'd think Energyne would be in the business of selling power, not not selling it.
There's another company, DelphPower.
They own a power plant in Connecticut.
Every time Energyne took one of its power plants offline during peak demand, New York had to buy its electricity from DelphPower at four times the going rate.
The two companies are colluding to manipulate energy prices.
This is from a friend at the SEC.
"Energyne and DelphPower are owned by a consortium.
" The majority stakeholder in both companies is a hedge fund.
Mattawin Capital.
This is good news? Not if you're the Chief Executive Officer of Mattawin Capital.
Are you people crazy? We don't manipulate energy markets.
It's illegal.
Then what did you and Mr.
Kleist at Energyne discuss on the phone three days before the blackout, two days before the brownout before that and two days before the blackout in July? And with his counterpart at DelphPower on those very same days? My wife is dead.
My daughter's having nightmares.
Why don't you solve that crime? Mr.
Conlan, the person who masterminded the kidnapping knew what you were up to.
They bought tools and supplies in anticipation of the blackout.
It may be someone in your office.
Someone with access to your phone calls or e-mails.
For the last time, the blackout just happened.
Nobody planned it.
Hey, Katie.
Dad, we have to get going.
I'll be right out, sweetheart.
There's a memorial service for Isabel.
How you doing? Okay.
I went back to school yesterday.
Come on, honey.
I want to thank the detectives who saved me but I don't know how to get in touch with them.
I'll, uh I'll send you their addresses.
He's not taking this seriously.
Should I call ahead and have them warm up the subpoena machine? The pet store.
They did aquariums? And terrariums.
Bob Kort Aqua Systems.
Nice try.
Galaxy O' Petssss.
Excuse me.
We werejust admiring the aquarium.
Oh, yeah, the fish.
The place that set it up, Galaxy O' Petsss WOMAN: I think they went out of business.
Do you remember who they had servicing the tank? Um Tall guy.
Rick? Nick? Something Who sits here? One of the IT geeks.
Marty was friends with Nick? Uh-huh.
Couple of fish freaks.
Marty's out sick? Yes.
Since the blackout.
He exchanged a few phone calls with Nick Costas, so what? Costas was trying to sell me a scorpion fish.
Oh yeah? How much did he want for it? You don't believe me.
Ask Costas.
Oh, right.
He's dead.
ED: What about what's in your computer, Marty? Evidence you hacked into Conlan's e-mails, voice-mails, pictures of his family, his house He's a rich guy.
I wanted to see how he lives and how he works.
How he makes money.
Maybe I'd learn something, become a rich guy like him.
Just harmless voyeurism.
A simple misdemeanor at most.
That's all Marty's guilty of.
He's innocent but when we found him he was hiding under a car in his mother-in-law's garage.
Maybe we got this upside down, Ed.
Marty here looks like the mastermind of nothing.
Maybe Nick called the shots.
Maybe Maybe he kicked Marty's ass.
Told him to hop to.
Is that what it is, Marty? You a little worker bee? You take orders from Nick, from rich guys like Conlan.
Left by yourself, the best you can do is grovel in the grease under a car.
BREMMEN: They're just trying to provoke you.
We're finished talking.
As dumb as it sounds, Marty has a story and we can't shake it.
He erased the actual e-mails he hacked from Conlan.
So there's no evidence he knew the blackout was coming.
And no evidence to connect him to Roy Barkin.
We need Conlan to testify to what was in those e-mails.
Those were confidential internal communications.
We're not obliged to divulge their contents.
You sent those e-mails to Mr.
Kleist days before the blackout.
We can guess what was in them.
You guessed wrong.
Conlan, unless we can prove Marty Dressier knew you were going to trigger a blackout, we might not be able to convict him.
You have Barkin.
Can't you leverage him against Dressier? We're not sure how much he knows about Dressier.
Even then, our leverage against Barkin might not hold up.
What do you mean? You caught him.
He had my daughter.
He killed my wife.
I'm going to be frank with you, Mr.
There's a problem with the search that led to Barkin's arrest.
On my authority, the police went in without a proper warrant.
That's why we need your testimony to leverage Dressier against Barkin.
If what you allege about the e-mails is true, I'd be admitting to fraud.
I'd go to jail.
Katie would be alone.
We can come to terms, Mr.
Conlan, if you agree to testify It's not just you.
It's the Feds, the SEC.
You can't speak for them.
They'd tear me apart.
The people who killed your wife might go free.
(sums) The movers are coming tomorrow.
We have a lot to do by then.
Conlan, please Look.
You expect me to sacrifice everything, to fix your mistake.
I'm not doing it.
But, Hank, these are exceptional circumstances.
No, I haven't talked to Albany.
I didn't see the point unless you were on board.
I'm sorry you feel that way, Hank.
Sure, good night.
So that's oh for five.
The Feds won't consider giving Conlan a deal.
CONNIE: They'd rather string up a white-collar criminal than put two murderers away.
From where they sit, the murderers only killed two women, while the white-collar criminals stole from eight million voters.
The logic is unassailable.
Why not go after Kleist and Energyne? If they fold, Conlan might see the writing on the wall and testify.
The lawyers are stacked ten deep around Energyne.
It'll be five years before that case even gets to trial.
We can always hope Roy Barkin's lawyer doesn't notice the cops went in without a warrant.
CONNIE: It's too late.
Wade, Huntley and Mapp motions are on for tomorrow.
Sometimes there's just one too many chainsaws.
On the bright side, you can take credit for uncovering a massive fraud against the citizens of this state.
That's just about money.
Barkin and Dressier killed two people.
Do you still have a subpoena pad? For who? Conlan's daughter.
I want her in court.
People v.
Roy Barkin and Martin Dressier.
On for motions.
Tyrell, you're up first.
YourHonon this is a motion to suppress evidence seized during the warrantless search of the premises my client was domiciled in.
For the record, Defendant Dressier takes no part in the motion Your Honor Hold on, Counselor.
You'll get your turn to respond to the motion.
Judge, the People have an application that will obviate the need for defense motions.
Why didn't you say so? At this time, the People are unable to sustain the charges against defendants Dressier and Barkin.
We move to dismiss the indictment, reserving the right to re-present at such time as the evidence will support the charges.
The People's request is granted in its entirety.
Defendants are to be released and processed outforthwith.
(PEOPLE MURMURING) What are you doing? You're letting them go? Iwarned you what would happen if you didn't help us.
Let's go.
Dad, what does he mean you Not now, sweetie.
What does he mean? I'll tell you, Katie.
Don't you dare.
She's the victim.
She's the one I answer to.
I made a mistake, Katie, and so did your father.
And now I can't make a case against those men because your father is withholding a key piece of evidence You stop now They knew your father was gonna cause a blackout to drive up electricity prices.
That's why they planned the kidnapping for that day.
But your father won't tell the truth because he's afraid of going to jail.
Is that true? CUTTER: Now, Katie, you're a good decent person.
You want to see justice done.
Dad, they killed Isabel, they killed Mom Katie, they'll take me away from you.
They'll take everything I don't care.
You have to help.
They killed Mom.
Doesn't that mean anything to you? Honey, it means everything to me.
But if I'm in jail, there'll be nobody there for you.
Nobody to take care of you.
Katie, I'll lose you.
I don't want to live with you if you can't tell the truth.
I don't.
You have to tell the truth.
You have to.
The e-mails you refer to contained my instructions to Paul Kleist at Energyne to take one of his power plants offline, an action we both knew would cause a shutdown of the power grid in New York City.
And why did you direct Mr.
Kleist to take such action? Because it would allow another power plant owned by my company to charge above-market rates.
Exorbitant rates.
And Mr.
Dressier stumbled across your illegal scheme to defraud the public? Yes.
What I did was inexcusable.
It was selfish and greedy.
Many people were hurt.
Many people.
I'm sorry.
I'm very sorry.
CUTTER: Thank you.
No more questions.
Your witness.