Gawker
Date: 2010-02-23
Author: John Cook

Article Mentions
Author, John Cook
Mentioned, Andrew Cuomo
Mentioned, Wayne Barrett
Mentioned, Brooke Astor
Mentioned, Anthony Marshall
Mentioned, The New York Times
Mentioned, The Village Voice
A juror in the Astor trial has recanted her verdict, giving the defense grounds for appeal. But what was Judi DeMarcowhose "close...personal friendship" with convicted pol Joe Bruno has raised eyebrowsdoing on the jury to begin with?Judi DeMarco, a lawyer for Bloomberg who joined her fellow jurors in the trial of Brooke Astor's son Anthony Marshall in voting to convict him for grand larceny, now says she was intimidated into going along with the verdict, citing threats of gang violence from a female fellow juror. According to the New York Times, DeMarco's claims make "a compelling argument for a new trial" for Marshall. DeMarco says that during deliberations, Yvonne Fernandez, one of the other jurors, approached her while making "gang signs...(read more)
... A juror in the Astor trial has recanted her verdict, giving the defense grounds for appeal. But what was Judi DeMarcowhose "close...personal friendship" with convicted pol Joe Bruno has raised eyebrowsdoing on the jury to begin with?Judi DeMarco, a l ...
... office. And, according to the Village Voice's Wayne Barrett, ...
... she had a notably "close and personal" relationship with one of those legislators she was liaisingformer New York Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, who has since been convicted of wire and mail fraud. In fact, according to Barrett, it was Bruno who ...


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