Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or Ocean's Eleven. The lines in this chapter were borrowed from Ocean's Eleven – I do not own them and am merely using them for plot purposes. The plot, however, does belong to me…
A young man with messed, raven-black hair and piercing green eyes walked into the hearing room. He took his place in a chair at the front, which immediately came to life, entwining him in chains, and rendering him unable to escape.
"Morning," the man said politely.
"Please state your name for the record," the same woman said. She sat on a bench in the back row, higher than the rest.
"Harry Potter," said Harry Potter, the man who all seemed to be focusing their attention on.
"Thank you," the woman stated. "Mr. Potter, the purpose of this hearing is to determine whether if released you are likely to break the law again. While this was your first conviction, you have been implicated, though never charged, in over a dozen other confidence schemes and frauds. What can you say about this?"
"As you say ma'am, I was never charged," Harry Potter stated plainly, neither his gaze, nor his voice wavered.
"Mr. Potter, what we're trying to find out is – was there a reason you chose to commit this crime? Or was there a reason you simply got caught this time?"
Harry shifted as best as he could in the chair while chained down, staling.
"My wife left me. I was upset. I got into a self-destructive pattern," he told the committee before him. His face was expressionless, but he had a slight arrogance about him.
"If released, is it likely that you'd fall back into a similar pattern?"
The corners of Harry's lips twitched up slightly.
"She already left me once, I don't think she'd do it again just for kicks."
"Mr. Potter, what do you think you would do if released?"
A/N: Alright folks, I've been planning this for a while now. I'll try to update soon but I'm still working out the finer points and it could take awhile, but I swear to you, no matter how long it takes, it will not be abandoned. Please review…