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Business: Kozlowski Trial / Mistrial / Coffee Interview #751935

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Allan Chernoff) The mistrial in the case of former Tyco executives Dennis Kozlowski & Mark Swartz featured; courtroom sketches by Dale Dyer† shown; details given about a threat against juror no. 4, whose identity had been revealed by the media & of the charges against the pair. [Jurors Peter McENTEGART†, Adrienne McWILLIAMS†- comment on the jury deliberations.] Statement from Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau† about seeking a retrial quoted. [Swartz attorney Charles STILLMAN†- reacts to the judge's decision.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with Columbia University law professor John Coffee about the mistrial decision. [COFFEE - sums up what happened after the threat to the juror; states the newspaper made an error in judgement in identifying an individual juror; assesses which side gains from the mistrial & predicts the defense will try to get a plea bargain; explains how the prosecution may streamline its case in the retrial.]

Brown, Aaron;
Chernoff, Allan

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