Kaiser was furious. Howell had not profited exorbitantly, he said, but her sentence was more than twice as long as Bernard's or Althea's. Only after Howell's sentencing did Kaiser learn from a New Times reporter that Sherri Issa had won half a million dollars in her qui tam action. Had he known that during trial, he may have been able to discredit Issa — "my most damning witness" — on the stand.
Two weeks ago, he filed a motion for a new trial.