Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Hung Jury in Border Wall Fraud Case


President Donald Trump stands in front of a section of border wall near Yuma, Arizona, June 2020.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Pete Brush for Law360 (subscription required) reports that a federal judge declared a mistrial yesterday in the criminal fraud case against a Colorado man charged with looting a $25 million fund that was supposed to pay for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  There apparently was one hold out who claimed that the jury was filled with liberals.  "US District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan declared a mistrial . . . . The hung jury adds more drama to a case that lost its highest-profile defendant in January 2021 when then-President Donald Trump, on his last day in office, pardoned [Steve] Bannon."

See here and here for additional reports on the case.


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