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Ex-Juror in Tax Fraud Trial Is Arrested After Failing to Show Up for Hearing into Hidden Legal Past

Posted Feb 15, 2012 2:42 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A suspended lawyer who served on a Manhattan jury that convicted four tax-shelter fraud defendants was ordered arrested when she failed to show up today for a hearing into her alleged failure to disclose information during voir dire.

One of the convicted defendants is lawyer Paul Daugerdas, who once headed the Chicago office at the now closed law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports. Daugerdas is seeking a new trial based partly on claims that the juror failed to tell the court she is a suspended lawyer with an arrest record. His motion says she is on probation for two misdemeanor shoplifting charges.

Law Blog does not identify the juror, but previous press accounts say Catherine Conrad was the subject of the hearing. She was taken into custody and was expected to testify later today.

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