Geoff Fieger Acquitted
Update: The jury acquitted on all counts. Congratulations, Geoff and Gerry and Van!
The U.S. District Court jury returned its not guilty verdicts Monday afternoon in the case against the 57-year-old Fieger, of Bloomfield Hills, and 46-year-old Ven Johnson of Birmingham. It heard 18 days of testimony, then deliberated over parts of four days.
Geoff had this to say:
“I’m very pleased with the American system and the jury. I thank the jury for listening. I hope this puts an end to political prosecutions in the age of Mr. Bush,” Fieger said.
There's a verdict in the Geoff Fieger trial.
It will be read this afternoon. The jury deliberated a total of three days.
Prediction: Not guilty on all counts.
With such a short deliberation time given the length of the trial, it sounds to me like they didn't buy the Government's theory.
They had to find Geoff believed it was illegal to reimburse campaign contributions and from what I've read, the evidence was completely to the contrary.
Stay tune for updates, Go Geoff and Gerry! Gerry Spence has said this will be his last trial.
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