Anand Jons attorney has never seen jurors meeting accuseds families before

March 4th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Indian designer Anand Jons defense attorney Leonard Levine is demanding a fresh trial in his rape case after reports surfaced that at least one or more jurors contacted the defendants family more than once.

Ive never seen anything like this in my 25+ years practicing law, said Levine.

Anand Jons last hearing was on February 27, 2009 in Department 102 of the LA Criminal Courts Building in front of Honorable David S. Wesley.

Currently, the recently filed defense motions are under wraps. But, pertinent clues to those motions were discussed in court, reports IndiaPost.com.

The motions are under seal and still cannot be discussed at this time. We trust that the court will do the right thing by granting these motions. We are enthusiastic for a new trial for Anand Jon, a trial that will send an innocent man back home to his family, Levine said.

Earlier, Anand Jons attorneys had asked for a new trial in his case after prosecutors stopped a juror who reportedly tried to meet with the Indian fashion designer’’s sister before a judgment was passed, according to reports.

Also the designers attorneys claimed that during the trial prosecutors twice threatened a member of their team, Eric Chase once with arrest and, at another point, with disbarment. (ANI)

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