3 Jenkens Defendants Get New Trial Over Juror's Lies

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Three of the defendants convicted in the Jenkens & Gilchrist PC tax shelter case were granted a new trial Monday after the judge found that one juror, a woman who had concealed her history as a former attorney with a criminal background, had shown bias against them.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley ruled that Catherine M. Conrad had shown bias against ex-Jenkens Chicago office head Paul Daugerdas, ex-BDO Seidman CEO Denis Field, and former Jenkens tax lawyer Donna Guerin. The judge pointed to Conrad's admitted lies, which sought to conceal her failed legal career as well as her and her...

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