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ArticleTycoCBC2 - deliberations properly" The jury sent...

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Tyco trial jury sent home for weekend Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2004 | 10:38 AM ET CBC News The judge in charge of the trial of two former top executives at Tyco International accused of pocketing more than $600 million US from the company sent sharply-divided jurors home for the weekend early at their request. The jury asked to be dismissed after reporting they were "irreparably compromised" by infighting. Earlier Friday, New York Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus had said he did not expect the case would "go beyond today" amid reports of acrimonious jury deliberations. Obus said the jury believe "they have at least at this point ceased to be conducting
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Unformatted text preview: deliberations properly." The jury sent Obus three notes on Thursday describing the atmosphere in the deliberations as "poisonous." A note said one of the jurors "had stopped deliberating in good faith." Former Tyco chief executive officer Dennis Kozlowski and former chief financial officer Mark Swartz face 32 counts of grand larceny, falsifying business records and violating state business laws. The jury heard more than five months of testimony and arguments. The prosecution presented evidence of their excesses, including an $18 million US company apartment, a $6,000 US shower curtain and a $2 million US birthday bash for Kozlowski's wife....
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