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And Now, The Cabdriver's Turn

Moezeldin Elmostafa, the cab driver who provides part of Reade Seligmann's alibi, is due in court today on shoplifting charges. He says he waited for a woman who shoplifted and innocently gave her a ride home in his cab. He also says he helped investigators in the case.

D.A. Mike Nifong says that when an outstanding warrant can be served it is served.

However, the difference in how Elmostafa and Kim Roberts were treated is worth noting. Elmostafa is charged with what is a relatively trivial offense. Roberts was convicted of a felony, embezzlement, and given probation, which she broke. Despite her failure to follow the terms of her probation, her bond was personally reduced by Nifong. Shortly thereafter, her testimony changed rather dramatically.