View Full Version : CBS' Expert Wrote In 2002 That You Can't Authenticate Copies (Like He Did For CBS)

09-11-2004, 06:13 PM
The CBS expert who claimed to have authenticated the signatures (but not the typeset) of one of the documents for 60 Minutes wrote two years ago that authentication of signatures from photocopied originals is not possible because of modern technology in <a href="http://d2d.ali-aba.org/_files/thumbs/components/PLIT0209-MATLEY_thumb.pdf">this report</a>:

"In fact, modern copiers and computer printers are so good that they permit easy fabrication of quality forgeries. From a copy, the document examiner cannot authenticate the unseen original but may well be able to determine that the unseen original is false. <B><U>Further, a definite finding of authenticity for a signature is not possible from a photocopy</U></B>, while a definite finding of falsity is possible."

I don't think CBS has any more experts with any credibility left...

09-11-2004, 06:34 PM
Maybe this helps explain why CBS has instructed Mately not to talk to the press about his expertise...