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October 22, 2007

Terrorism Funding Case Ends With Mistrial

Something is fishy about the way this trial ended. The verdict in the criminal case against several leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for funding Hamas was due to be read this morning. The foreman got up and announced that the jury had unanimously acquitted the men for most of the charges.

That's when things got weird. When individually polled, three jurors claimed that the decision was not unanimous. The judge sent them back to the jury room to figure it out. An hour later, they reported back that no unanimous verdict was possible and the judge declared a mistrial.

So what's going on here? The jury foreman says that things were unanimous the first time they voted. What do you guys think?


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 01:19 PM

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