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Ready for an Elizabeth Holmes verdict? It could take some time


If different US high-profile white-collar instances are any indication, verdict won’t come shortly.

By Bloomberg

The jury in Elizabeth Holmes’s fraud case is on its fifth day of deliberations, and trial-watchers who sat via 14 weeks of testimony might hardly be blamed for getting antsy.

But when lots of the different high-profile white-collar crime trials are any indication, Holmes’s jury should still be a methods away from consensus.

The jury in Raj Rajaratnam’s unlawful stock-picking case took 12 days to achieve a verdict, though it needed to begin over with an alternate after six days as a result of one of many jurors dropped out attributable to a medical situation. The trial, which ended with the Galleon Group co-founder convicted of all 14 counts, took six weeks from openings to closings.

Hollinger Worldwide Inc. Chief Government Officer Conrad Black additionally needed to wait 12 days for the jury’s responsible verdict, following his 14-week fraud trial in Chicago. And though “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s trial took simply 4 weeks, it took the jury 5 days to convict him on three of eight costs.

Right here is how different high-profile trials performed out, all of which ended with not less than one responsible verdict:

The opposite large verdict that’s nonetheless being deliberated is socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s. Her alleged crimes of luring and grooming underage ladies for abuse by her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, are usually not white collar, although. Her trial lasted three weeks and the jury is in its fifth day of deliberations.