Fortunately for Soghanalian, the Brazilians' lawsuit was absent from the bail proceedings. Had she known about the suit before the hearing, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Tarbe, who prosecuted Soghanalian, she would have brought it up. "I thank you for telling me about that," says a rather startled Tarbe. "I'd certainly like to bring it to the court's attention now. I certainly think it casts some doubt on the credibility of the witnesses."