Jury Lets One Fen-Phen Lawyer Off The Hook

Law360 (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One of three lawyers accused of keeping millions of dollars meant for plaintiffs in a class action settlement over the diet drug fen-phen has been acquitted, but a federal jury is still deliberating on the fate of the two other lawyers.

A Covington, Ky., jury acquitted 77-year-old Melbourne Mills on Tuesday of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a verdict form filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Judge William Bertelsman sent deadlocked jurors back to keep...
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