Court to discuss prosecutorial misconduct in Anand Jons case

March 12th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Los Angeles, Mar 12 (ANI): The upcoming hearing in Indian-born fashion designer Anand Jon case is expected to address alleged prosecutorial and juror misconduct.

According to statements made in court by Jon’’s defense team, prosecutors defied a court order and intercepted a juror.

Jons attorneys Leonard Levine and Ronald Richards have alleged that prosecutors stopped a juror who reportedly tried to meet with the Indian fashion designers sister before a judgment was passed, reports PRWeb

The attorneys have in fact demanded a fresh trial for their client on the basis that they were not given a fair chance to find out why some jurors contacted the defendants family more than once, something that demands a new trial according to the law.

They say whatever might have been the reasons for them contacting Jons family, there has to be a new trial as per the case law.

They said that the prosecution destroyed any chance of a fair trial by not letting the truth come out.

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

The defense contends that the threats were acts of intimidation that lowered Chases level of aggressiveness during cross-examination of prosecution witnesses.

Hearings on the defense’’s sealed motions is to be held on April 1, 2009. (ANI)

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