It is axiomatic that the government must turn square corners when it undertakes a criminal prosecution. This axiom applies regardless of whether the target of the prosecution is alleged to have engaged in the daintiest of white-collar crimes of the most heinous underworld activities. It follows the courts must be scrupulous in holding the government to this high standard as to sympathetic and unsypathetic defendant alike. This case in Marino plays against the backdrop of these aphorisms.