“I wish my story was a lightning strike in the perfect storm – a few unscrupulous prosecutors conned by desperate whistleblowers, but prosecutions like mine are exploding across the United States.”

“I wish my story was a lightning strike in the perfect storm – a few unscrupulous prosecutors conned by desperate whistleblowers, but prosecutions like mine are exploding across the United States.”

“When prosecutors can use false criminal charges to destroy everyone except the few wealthy and unbroken defendants like me, then virtually everyone is in danger – even if you’ve done nothing wrong.”

“When prosecutors can use false criminal charges to destroy everyone except the few wealthy and unbroken defendants like me, then virtually everyone is in danger – even if you’ve done nothing wrong.”

“This isn’t my case anymore, it is my cause, and I hope you will join me in this call to reform the American criminal justice system.”

“This isn’t my case anymore, it is my cause, and I hope you will join me in this call to reform the American criminal justice system.”

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“I wish my story was a lightning strike in the perfect storm – a few unscrupulous prosecutors conned by desperate whistleblowers, but prosecutions like mine are exploding across the United States.”

“When prosecutors can use false criminal charges to destroy everyone except the few wealthy and unbroken defendants like me, then virtually everyone is in danger – even if you’ve done nothing wrong.”

“This isn’t my case anymore, it is my cause, and I hope you will join me in this call to reform the American criminal justice system.”

“What the federal government did to you … is nothing short of criminal.”

Lisa, Alternate Juror #1

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“What the federal government did to you … is nothing short of criminal.”

Lisa, Alternate Juror #1

Cardiac Arrest (The Book)

Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds’ Hit-List

Who polices America’s prosecutors? And when they set their sights on an innocent CEO, can he survive a 5-year, $25 million legal labyrinth to save his company and himself from prison?

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Howard Root

Recently Retired Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions, Inc.

Howard founded Vascular Solutions, Inc. in 1997, took it public in 2000, and grew it into a worldwide medical device company that he sold to Teleflex for $1 billion in February 2017.

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Book Review: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

Jason Knott provided a lawyer's review of Cardiac Arrest, commenting: "Root's book is a fascinating read, not only for lawyers who defend clients in criminal investigations, but also for C-suite executives." Read the whole review [...]