jury tampering


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jury tampering

n. the crime of attempting to influence a jury through any means other than presenting evidence and argument in court, including conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats, or asking acquaintances to intercede with a juror. (See: jury, subornation of perjury)

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The first trial of this case was disrupted by prosecution's claim of jury tampering during Mrs.
Since impeachment makes everyone in Congress a "juror," have a notice on record that any communication or threat in any form (tweet/conversation, email, memo or directive) with a senator or representative would be considered jury tampering and will be prosecuted.
** Sequestration of the Jury: A request to sequester the jury if there is a fear of jury tampering or intimidation will keep the jury together and under guard during deliberations.
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(Hoffa was released in 1971 after President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence for this conviction and jury tampering.)
Later in the investigation, McCoy discovers that his friend may have played a role in the jury tampering. When he suspects his friend is involved, McCoy sees an opportunity to get the mobster and prosecutes the attorney for the murder to leverage information about the mobster.
Organisers, who have not found any proof of jury tampering, say the changes will increase transparency.
LOS ANGELES -- A trial at which Tom Hanks was a juror collapsed after a "star-struck" prosecutor spoke to the Oscar-winning actor, breaching jury tampering rules, officials said Thursday.
The Teamsters chief, jailed for jury tampering and fraud, was last seen at a Detroit restaurant where he was to meet Mafia hoods in 1975.
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