Goldman details the grueling legal battle that ensued. It has not been easy for the smalltown charter-boat operator, as he describes:
The litigation initiated by Sean's abductors is ongoing in both countries. We have oral argument in the Supreme Court of New Jersey scheduled. They also have numerous pending applications before the courts in Brazil. Since 2008, my legal bills are around $400,000. That is after the hundreds of thousands already paid from 2004 to 2008. It is a terrible burden that causes many sleepless nights to say the least. I will most likely be carrying and trying to pay off this debt for the rest of my life.
What can they do?»