Jeffrey Stone was quoted in an Associated Press story on December 19 which addressed whether mutual fund scandals that have been brought in front of a federal grand jury in Boston brings to light the difficult question of just how criminal prosecutors could or should be involved in a matter that has traditionally been the purview of the civil justice system. Several experts said that egregious market-timing abuses could rise to the necessary threshold for criminal charges of deliberate, criminal intent. Mr. Stone responded, “Market timing alone I think is a very difficult and unattractive criminal case. They’re going to look for the most egregious examples they can find. A pure market timing case does not rise to that level.” This story appeared in The Seattle Times, The Detroit News, Pasadena Star News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.