08 April 2004

Tyco Trial:

Juror number 4 says she was still going to vote not to convict:
"At best it was going to be a hung jury," Ms. Jordan said yesterday in an interview with The New York Times and the CBS News program "60 Minutes II," which will broadcast the interview tonight. "I don't think I would have voted guilty on any count."

She simply did not believe, she said, that the prosecution had proved criminal intent on the part of L. Dennis Kozlowski, Tyco's former chief executive, and Mark H. Swartz, the former chief financial officer, who were accused of looting the company of $600 million through theft and stock manipulation.

"Intent — intent was the center of the whole case, at least for me," she said. "I don't think they thought they were committing a crime."
Meanwhile, prosecutors get a continuance in another Tyco case because of worries about prejudice.

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