ABOUT THE BOOK
Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine. Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmarish spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system that in practice, if not in theory, considers you to be guilty until proven innocent.
Bogus Allegations is the compelling story of what happened from the night when one dinner party guest falsely accused Steven of threatening him with a firearm to Steven’s acquittal seven months later. Told through Michelle’s eyes, it reveals the price of proving one’s innocence, the truth about plea bargains, how the accused are treated like criminals by the criminal justice system and the media, and much more.
At once incredulous, warm-hearted, and at times downright funny, you’ll come away from Bogus Allegations with a new perspective on “justice,” as well as the knowledge that you’ll need a lot of money and a good lawyer if you want to beat a bum rap.