Judge denies new trial for Stone

Federal judge denies Roger Stone's appeal for a new trial.
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and attempting to intimidate witnesses to help President Trump.


National News

February 13, 2020 - 9:42 AM

NEW YORK — A federal judge rejected Roger Stone’s claim that he deserved a new trial because a biased Internal Revenue Service employee sat on the jury that convicted him of lying to help President Donald Trump.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson made her Feb. 5 decision on the previously sealed request public on Wednesday, a day after four prosecutors quit the case in response to a rare Justice Department decision to overrule their recommendation for a harsh sentence for the longtime Republican operative.

While Stone argued the juror works for a division of the IRS “that works hand-in-hand with the Department of Justice prosecuting criminal tax matters,” Jackson said there are many IRS lawyers who work in that role.

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