Juror Lies May Give Convicted Tax Cheat Attys New Trial

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 8:17 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday said an evidentiary hearing was necessary to determine whether a juror's alleged misconduct warrants a new trial for two former Jenkens & Gilchrist PC attorneys convicted of selling illegal tax shelters.

“After reviewing the myriad submissions by the parties, this court concludes that an evidentiary hearing is necessary to resolve defendants' motion for a new trial based on the apparent misconduct of Juror No. 1,” U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III wrote in ordering the hearing.

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