SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.
JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s [REDACTED].
JOHNNY: Thanks for calling. Did you get that report I forwarded?
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. Are they serious?
JOHNNY: It sure looks like it.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Hmmm. Technically, it shouldn’t affect our client’s case, but …
JOHNNY: If you think about his long-term interests …
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yeah.
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JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!
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JOHNNY: The following is partial extract of the tweets sent and received during my investigation of It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over Matter.
JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @[REDACTED] Why not let someone else do the heavy lifting?
JOHNNY: I was all set to wrap up an investigation when that case intersected with something else, something possibly much bigger. A former colleague working for [redacted] sent me the results of his follow up on some leads I’d shared with him. It was clear that [redacted]. Their investigation [redacted] 800-lb gorilla.
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[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) (Fading up) … so we don’t have to be in a hurry. The statute of limitations still has years to run.
JOHNNY: Uh, huh, and if you’re willing for me to keep looking around, waiting to file increases the likelihood of finding some more useful information.
[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) OK. Let’s put this on the back burner for now and watch to see how [redacted] handles things. If there’s anything left when they’re done, we can pick up the pieces.
JOHNNY: I’m ordering more popcorn.
JOHNNY TWEETS: @[REDACTED] Slow and steady wins the race.
ANNOUNCER: Now, here’s our star to tell you about next week’s intriguing episode of our story.
JOHNNY: Next week? Your papers aren’t in order. Join us, won’t you.
Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!
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