Lisa McCormick secures acquittal in jury tampering trial

Lisa McCormick secures acquittal in jury tampering trial

10 January 2018

Acting for a defendant accused of filming jurors during a manslaughter case, Lisa McCormick secured his acquittal following a three week trial in Leeds Crown Court. Mr Sharif was said to have been part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by identifying, approaching, and bribing members of a jury sitting in a manslaughter trial at Leeds Crown Court. after the fire alarm was deliberately set off. Following the evacuation, three jurors claimed to have seen him filming them from the window of his car as he drove down the street outside. Following a trial described by the judge as “fascinating”, that involved close analysis of CCTV and cell site evidence, as well as detailed cross-examination of the three jurors themselves, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty. Five other defendants had already pleaded guilty, and a further two were found guilty following the trial.

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