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Tax-fraud conviction voided because judge didn't stop trial to let defendant go to son's deathbed

Sep 3, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
A federal appeals court says the jurist also prejudiced the jury by not telling panelists Garth Kloehn was absent the last day of trial because his son had died.

A federal judge's refusal to halt a businessman's tax-fraud trial so he could be at his son's deathbed was cause to overturn the businessman's conviction, an appeals court has ruled.

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