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Jury Foreman Says Fen-Phen Case Had Problems

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The foreman of a federal jury that deadlocked in a diet drug settlement fraud case said prosecutors didn't prove their case.
Donald Rainone of Erlanger told the Lexington Herald-Leader
there were several problems in the prosecution of attorneys William
Gallion, Shirley Cunningham Jr., and Melbourne Mills Jr.
Rainone said he and most other jury members felt that other people involved in the settlement should have been charged. He declined to say who they were.
Gallion, Cunningham and Mills faced a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said the three men kept $65 million from the $200 million settlement in 2001 over the diet-drug fen-phen.
The jury acquitted Mills, but couldn't reach a verdict on Gallion and Cunningham, who will be retried in federal court at Covington.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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