Monday, March 16, 2009

Fumo Juror Twitters Trial

The defense says a juror weighing corruption charges against ex-Pennsyvlania Senator Vincent Fumo discussed his or her jury service on Facebook and Twitter. The defense filed a motion Sunday that cites a Facebook post late Friday that allegedly tells friends to expect a "big announcement on Monday and a Twitter message stating "This is looking back now!"

Fumo, a Philadelphia Democrat is charged with defrauding the Senate, a charity and a museaum of $3.5 million and with destroying evidence. The defense wants U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter to question the juror and perhaps consider a mistrial. The juror has not been identified.

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