Judge declares mistrial in fen-phen case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Judge declares mistrial in fen-phen case

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of two lawyers charged with defrauding clients of $65 million in a diet-drug settlement.

The ruling came Thursday after jurors said they were deadlocked. The case has been closely watched in the horse racing industry because Gallion and Cunningham are part-owners of 2007's Horse of the Year, Curlin.

The jury had considered the case against suspended lawyers William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. for eight days. A third defendant was acquitted earlier this week. All faced a single charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Jurors were dismissed and left without commenting. Judge William Bertelseman ordered Gallion and Cunningham sent back to jail.

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