Friday, April 02, 2010

What Now For Shelton, CT After Corruption Mistrial?

Rich Meehan
CtPost Blog

But what of the City of Shelton and Mark Lauretti? The prosecutor argued that Lauretti and Shelton are corrupt. Even with a reduced panel of 11 jurors they could not sustain the weighty burden of proof. Mayor Lauretti fought back this weekend iwith a strongly worded statement. The lack of finality by this jury will surely be argued by Lauretti supporters as proof that the government has failed to prove the serious claims made against the [mayor]. Will Lauretti be indicted?

If the proof did not lead to a unanimous conclusion where Mayor Lauretti did not actively participate in his”defense” how likely is a conviction when he is in there swinging with his own legal team?

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