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Mock trial is part of teens' leadership training

"If I could put you in jail, I would," the judge told the defendant, following his conviction for speeding during a brief trial this morning.

"I can't believe this type of conduct by a person of your stature. The speeds you drive on these county roads are just atrocious."

That strong rebuke was accompanied by an equally harsh sentence. The conviction for speeding at nearly 100 mph earned the defendant a $250 fine and a one-year license suspension.

The catch: Defendant Brian Bekker was never actually speeding and his trial and subsequent sentencing were all an act.

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