The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Monday morning finds Kramer and Bernie Fitzgibbon once more in Weiss' office. Weiss is now addressing Kramer directly and even calling him by his first name. Weiss wants to know whether Roland's positive identification gives them enough to arrest Sherman McCoy. Fitzgibbon says they have Roland's ID, and they have the garage attendant's testimony, which is indeed enough. Bernie advocates, however, that they hold off a bit until they can talk to the taxi driver who drove Roland and Henry to the hospital. Bernie doesn't trust the Crack King of Evergreen Avenue's testimony, and doesn't want their office's arrest of Sherman McCoy to blow up in their faces. Kramer defends his star witness, stating that Roland knows details that he could know only if he had been present.

Bernie agrees that Roland was present, but, he reminds them, Roland shouldn't be trusted. Kramer...

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