2nd Circ. Vexed By Juror Mischief In Jenkens Tax Fraud Trial

By Max Stendahl (October 16, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT) -- A Second Circuit panel on Thursday raised doubts about the conviction of David Parse, a former Deutsche Bank AG broker accused of conspiring with former Jenkens & Gilchrist PC attorneys in a $7 billion tax fraud scheme, saying his trial was tainted by brazen juror misconduct.

An attorney for Parse urged the three-judge panel to overturn a district court ruling denying his request for a new trial amid revelations that one juror was a suspended attorney who hid her criminal record and prior alcohol abuse to serve on the case. The district court, in its decision, said Parse's trial lawyers were...

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