Nacchio Moves For Change Of Venue

Law360, New York (June 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The former head of Qwest Communications International Inc. convicted on 19 counts of insider trading wants a new trial and a new court, arguing the intense publicity surrounding his case has tainted the jury pool.

Joseph Nacchio, who was found guilty in April of unlawful trading on $52 million in stocks, said that his initial fears that the pretrial media coverage would prejudice his case proved founded, and he deserved a second chance.

The executive, who led Qwest as chief from 1997 to 2002, had lost...
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