Prior to trial and before Rusch / Reeves fled to Panama, Rusch / Reeves sat down at a meeting with defense council Michael Minns. During the meeting Rusch / Reeves described in detail, that Quiel would have had no idea to file anything. Any shortcoming from this investigation would be derived from when he set up the Swiss Banks paperwork and not following through. Rusch / Reeves stated Quiel did nothing wrong. That tape was played at the jury to discredit Rusch / Reeves.