Jury To Be Kept From Media In FIFA Corruption Case

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn federal judge granted a request by prosecutors on Tuesday to partly anonymize and sequester jurors who will soon hear a corruption case against three men charged in a sweeping conspiracy to corrupt the global soccer group FIFA, rejecting the men's protests that it would give jurors the wrong idea about the seriousness of the case.

U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen's decision was sealed except for one paragraph, which stated that jurors' names would be kept secret and they would be escorted to and from the courthouse by U.S. Marshals. It accompanied another decision that cut in the government's favor,...

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