Netflix Exec's Acquittal Bid Gets Bad Review From Feds

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors urged a California judge on Tuesday not to play the role of "13th juror" by overruling the panel that unanimously convicted a former Netflix executive of taking kickbacks from vendors.

Michael Kail's request for an acquittal or new trial claims to center on the evidence against him, but he's really taking issue with how the jury weighed that evidence — and granting his request would run roughshod over the court's mandate to respect the jury's factual analysis, the government said in opposition papers.

"Defendant received a fair trial, advanced his theory and defenses, and a good faith instruction was...

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