At the end, Elaine is talking about the sentencing hearing and Cooke getting 2-7 years. In federal court, sentencing hearings take place 75-90 days after a conviction. Cooke then talks to the media and announces a new website. He then says to Elaine and the group of victims he is fighting the false charges. If they were there for a sentencing hearing, then he would have already been convicted . It appears Cooke had not been convicted at that point.