Marcel Matley’s real expert opinion

Jim Geraghty at NRO’s Kerry Spot cites this quotation from CBS’ expert Marcel Matley from the September 27, 2002 issue of “The Practical Litigator”:
“In fact, modern copiers and computer printers are so good that they permit easy fabrication of quality forgeries. From a copy, the document examiner cannot authenticate the unseen original but may well be able to determine that the unseen original is false. Further, a definite finding of authenticity for a signature is not possible from a photocopy, while a definite finding of falsity is possible.”
As Geraghty notes, however, “attempting to authenticate a signature from a photocopy is exactly what Matley did for CBS.”


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