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Raj Rajaratnam’s Jury Consultants Did Not Foresee This Outcome

Empirical Creative was paid about $300,000, the people familiar with the situation say, for services that included a mock trial, during which his lawyers employed two main defense themes: that the information prosecutors said involved illegal inside tips was already public, and that the government’s witnesses weren’t credible. During the mock trial, the consultants discovered, the jurors most receptive to those themes were those without advanced-education degrees or financial sophistication and with relatively low- to middle-income jobs. Mock jurors who were members of ethnic minority groups also were more sympathetic to Mr. Rajaratnam, who was born in Sri Lanka, their research found, according to the people familiar with the situation. The real jury reflected those findings in many respects. [WSJ]

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  1. DSK lawer says:

    Please, send me a list of registered sex offenders, ASAP. Need to select jury for my client.
     –DSK lawer

  2. DSK lawer says:

    Please, send me a list of registered sex offenders, ASAP. Need to select jury for my client.
     –DSK lawer

  3. Guest says:

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I hereby request a refund on the $300,000 paid to your agency; the services rendered did not meet the specifications requested.  Please find the receipt enclosed.

    Yours, &c.
    R. R.

  4. Guest says:

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I hereby request a refund on the $300,000 paid to your agency; the services rendered did not meet the specifications requested.  Please find the receipt enclosed.

    Yours, &c.
    R. R.

  5. Guess says:

    these consultants suck. a juror with gout would have voted to acquit. 

  6. Guess says:

    these consultants suck. a juror with gout would have voted to acquit. 

  7. Comment Parse error says:

    It was that pinky that did him in.

  8. Comment Parse error says:

    It was that pinky that did him in.

  9. Guest says:

    I really like the “most receptive” language.  Next company memo will put emphasis on the fact that we don’t look for “dumbshit suckers” anymore, just institutions who are most receptive to our valuation techniques.

  10. Guest says:

    I really like the “most receptive” language.  Next company memo will put emphasis on the fact that we don’t look for “dumbshit suckers” anymore, just institutions who are most receptive to our valuation techniques.

  11. Terry Beck says:

     so sumb uneducated jurors are easiest to fool, no surprise there really.

  12. Terry Beck says:

     so sumb uneducated jurors are easiest to fool, no surprise there really.

  13. I wanna refund says:

    Worst defense ever.  Seriously fucking embarrasing.

    • InsiderorPonzi says:

      Note to self…. my next criminal lawyers must have hair, eyebrows, personality, and be Jewish and from NYC.

      RR

      -

  14. I wanna refund says:

    Worst defense ever.  Seriously fucking embarrasing.

  15. Hunter S. Thompson says:

     In a closed society like hedge funds, where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.

  16. Rhymes4ourtimes says:

    Jury consultants’ losses and gains-
    They picked the jury-but NOT their brains.

    http://rhymes4ourtimes.com 

  17. eddy says:

    Their error was failing to test the impact on a jury of normal-looking prosecutors vs a lead defence attorney resembling a sack of old potato mash. 

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