Stanford Seeks New Trial Citing 'Prejudicial' Publicity

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT) -- Convicted Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford sought a new trial Tuesday arguing that the publicity surrounding his case and the presence of media who used Twitter during his trial potentially biased his jury and violated his Sixth Amendment rights to a fair trial.

In a 71-page motion filed in Texas federal court, Stanford claimed that the court did not sufficiently ensure that the jury was not influenced by publicity before and during the trial, after the jurors' verdict earlier this month that found the former Stanford...
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