The car had been recovered five years after had been reported stolen (and the insurance company had paid out the claim, thus taking ownership), and the FBI had custody of it pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. No problem there, and of course such items have to be moved from time to time.
Kingston had thought it a good idea to invite his good buddy Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson along for the
(Pictures are from the article)
Why are we not terribly convinced that these two were doing nothing more than ferrying evidence from one garage to another? Oh, probably from Justice's blatant stonewalling of the insurance company:
"The Justice Department recently responded to the lawsuit by saying it is not liable for certain goods when they're in the hands of law enforcement.
The government also has refused to release most documents related to the crash, saying most records are exempt."
Of course they are. How convenient.
The case is scheduled to be tried this month. We will be very interested to learn just how the government is going to argue that it should enjoy immunity from the very kind of obvious liability it so often goes after private companies for criminally shirking.