Menendez trial in turmoil as jurors admit hearing explosive comments

NEWARK — Seven of the 17 jurors and alternates in the trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez raised their hands when U.S. District Judge William Walls on Monday morning asked whether they’d heard or read anything about the case, prompting the judge to take them in his chambers individually to get more details.

The inquiry came after defense attorneys in the trial noted that widespread coverage of an excused juror’s statements may have tainted the remaining members of the panel, the judge overseeing the New Jersey Democrat’s bribery trial began questioning jurors about what they may have heard or …read more

Source: Bergen

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