Madoff Aides' Trial Halted Due To Juror's Medical Issue

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 1:14 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday abruptly adjourned the trial of five former Bernard Madoff associates so that a juror could receive emergency medical attention for an apparent respiratory issue.

The female juror, who uses an inhaler, began wheezing loudly during midafternoon testimony by one of the defendants, Madoff’s former secretary Annette Bongiorno. The juror left the courtroom and was followed minutes later by medical personnel.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, calling it a “serious situation,” adjourned the trial for the day. She said...
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