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Lawyers Mull Jeopardy Claim After Broker's Mistrial

Law360 (December 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawyers for a former Credit Suisse Group investment banker facing trial on insider trading charges may call for the case to be thrown out after a Manhattan judge declared a mistrial on Tuesday.

Attorney Michael Bachner, who is defending former broker Hafiz Muhammad Zubair Naseem on multiple charges stemming from the alleged multimillion-dollar scam, said the double jeopardy clause could bar a new trial.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman called a mistrial after opening statements had commenced Tuesday morning, when he discovered that a juror had...
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