Jurors Say They're Deadlocked In Fen-Phen Trial

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jurors say they are unable to reach a verdict in the case of two lawyers charged in federal court with defrauding their clients out of $65 million in a diet-drug settlement.
The judge asked prosecutors and defense attorneys Wednesday
morning to consider either giving the jury instructions to try again or declare a mistrial.
William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. each face a charge of
conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They were charged with taking more
money from their clients than allowed in a $200 million settlement involving the diet-drug fen-phen.
The case has been closely watched in the horse racing industry
because Gallion and Cunningham are part-owners of 2007's Horse of
the Year, Curlin.
A third lawyer, Melbourne Mills, was acquitted by the same jury

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

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  • by lake Location: richmond on Jul 2, 2008 at 10:33 AM
    These 2 lawyers will get off also. If Mills can get away with they will too. I don't know why they even bother having this trial. It's a complete waste of tax payer's money!!!!! They are all CROOKS !!! Do you ever hear of many lawyers going to jail???? NO


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