Glad Tidings

Juries free three officials

A Governor and two former Pentagon officials had reason to celebrate last week as juries declined to convict them of white-collar crimes. Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards declared himself a winner after a New Orleans jury deadlocked on racketeering and fraud charges related to a hospital investment scheme that netted Edwards $1.9 million between terms as Governor. A mistrial was declared ^ after seven days of deliberation because two jurors held out for conviction on most of the 50 counts. In New York, Thomas Reed, a former Air Force Secretary and Reagan assistant, was acquitted of profiting in the stock market through...

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