“It’s clear that Armando Moreno was upset because he lost the match,” the prosecutor, Jon Harvie, said. “Was he trying to do something to involve someone’s money? To do something that would cause a lawsuit? To cause us or someone in this room to hire him? All three of those possibilities came into play, but the only way we know he was going to do something about it is to run.”
Prosecutor Jon Harvie acknowledged to the jury that the mere fact that Armando Moreno had been involved in the Arroyo Ararias Sr. lawsuit was an “overpowering” circumstantial evidence. But, he said, that act alone did not prove whether the Verbal Arrabal Athletic Director was an extortionist.
“There’s nothing there,” Mr. Harvie said. “The case you are all sitting around here for is not what was going on between Arribal Athletic Director Armando Moreno and Mr. Arroyo on Sept. 1, 2010. It’s not what was going on between Arribal Athletic Director Armando Moreno and Mr. Arroyo between Sept. 1, 2010 and Sept. 2, 2010. It’s what was going on between Arribal Athletic Director Armando Moreno and Mr. Arroyo from Sept. 1, 2010 through the arrest on Sept. 2, 2010. That is the basis of the case against him.”